GHS’s Trent to take part in Youth Leadership Forum

Published 9:31 am Monday, June 8, 2009

A Greenville High School student has been selected to participate in the 11th annual Alabama Governor’s Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) from June 7 to 11 on the campus of Troy University.

Amanda Trent is one of 36 students from around the state who will be participating in the forum. Students had to have a disability, be a junior or senior in high school, and be between 17 to 21 years old to apply.

The forum seeks to equip high school students with disabilities with valuable leadership skills for their future.

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During the forum, delegates will learn about self-esteem, self-advocacy, career choices, independent living, and assistive technology, Fields said. They will write a Personal Leadership Plan (PLP) to assist them in becoming leaders.

In addition to their other activities, the group will spend a day in Montgomery, where they will tour the Capitol. While in town, delegates will also attend a Mentors Luncheon and interact with and get advice from other people with disabilities.