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Mission and Goals

MYLF Mission:

To identify students with disabilities who have exhibited leadership skills and equip them with additional training so that they may become leaders by example.

MYLF Students will expand their knowledge of the culture of disability, learn about all types of disabilities, and meet adults who are living successfully with disabilities.

“It’s not possible for people with disabilities to truly integrate until we are recognized as having pride in who we are as disabled people.”¬†– Steve Brown, Founder of Institute on Disability Culture

MYLF Goals:

Develop Individual:

  • Leadership Plans to use upon return to his/her community
  • Academic and Career Goals
  • Work ethics and a belief that work is not only a right but also a social obligation to reach his/her full potential
  • Resource Development Plan in order to attain continued or more complete independence through the following: Technology, Community Support, Peer Mentoring, Civil Rights

“Regardless of our individual experiences and superficial appearances we all share one integral human similarity, the need to feel valued, productive and connected.” – Catherine Kelly Baird

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