Youth Opportunities and Activities

Title: Youth Empowerment Press!
Description: This link will take you to the National Youth Leadership Network's "Current Events" page, where you can find links to their newsletter, "Youth Empowerment Press!"
Source: NYLN

Title: Dr. Patricia Morrissey Disability Policy Fellowship Program
Description: The National Consortium on Leadership and Disability/Youth (NCLD-Youth) is pleased to announce the continuation of the Dr. Patricia Morrissey Disability Policy Fellowship Program.

Dr. Morrissey is known for her tremendous leadership in the fields of both education policy and disability policy. As former commissioner of the Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD), Dr. Morrissey is known as a problem solver and persuader who considers it her main job to help make the “American Dream” happen for individuals with disabilities.

Selected fellows will spend the summer working at the Institute for Educational Leadership where they will gain exposure to thinkers, doers, movers, and shakers in both the education and disability policy fields. As part of the application process, fellows will submit ideas for potential pieces of work that not only reflect the goals and values of NCLD/Y but also the spirit and drive embodied by Dr. Morrissey. (Please see the attached document for a more detailed description of Dr. Morrissey’s work). Selected fellows are expected to attend hearings, meetings, and other opportunities to network and learn from leaders in the fields of disability policy and education policy.

The Dr. Patricia Morrissey Disability Policy Fellowship Program is a paid fellowship opportunity. Interested applicants should submit a resume to AndraƩa LaVant at or call 202-822-8405 x 127 for more details.
Source: NCLD-Youth

Title: Defining the New American Dream Video Contest
Description: The National Disability Institute (NDI) has launched a nationwide video contest encouraging persons with disabilities and their families to capture their American Dream and how they are working to achieve it on video. One grand prize winner of the Defining the New American Dream video contest will receive $1,000 and a trip to Washington, DC. Entries must be received by August 13, 2010.
Source: EST