The Independent Life


Florida Y​outh Leadership Forum

March 25, 2021

The Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) is a unique leadership-training program for high school students with disabilities. ​Students participate in a multi-faceted series of online leadership training, role playing, mentoring, job preparation, career exploration and activities to build social and communication skills.

We’re joined this week by two previous participants of The Youth Leadership Forum, who now occupy leadership positions in the independent living network

Whitney Harris is the Executive Director for the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology, Inc. (FAAST).

Sarah Goldman is the Director of Administration and Youth Initiatives for Florida Independent Living Council, Inc. (FILC).

In subsequent episodes, we dive more into Sarah and Whitney’s respective roles and hear how they continue to advocate for the independent life.

To learn more about The Youth Leadership Forum and how to apply, visit:

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