The Virginia Department of Education’s I’m Determined project, in conjunction with the Partnership for People with Disabilities, invites applications for sponsorship to the 8th Annual I’m Determined Youth Summit at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Youth with disabilities from across the Commonwealth will meet to identify ways to become better advocates and lead more self-determined lives. The selected individuals and a parent/guardian will receive paid registration, dormitory accommodations, travel expenses and meals for the three-day event. A concurrent Parent Summit for the selected participant’s parent/guardian will be held at the university.
The Youth Summit will start on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 and will end on Friday, June 20, 2014. More detailed information regarding the Youth Summit and Parent Summit will be provided upon acceptance of the youth.
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
For information about past Youth Summits:
Complete the application form below and upload your essay, slide presentation or video. Please be sure to identify any necessary accommodations on the application form. Asterisks (*) indicate a REQUIRED response. Please note: if your application is successfully submitted, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do NOT receive confirmation, we cannot guarantee your application has been received.
Contact Amanda Randall @ 540-568-8845 or John McNaught @ 540-568-2641 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Everyone has a unique story; every story is important. We'd like to hear yours. Please respond to the following questions. You may submit a written essay, PowerPoint presentation OR a video response. If you are submitting a video response, it MUST be in an mp4 format.
If this is your FIRST Summit:
If you have attended a previous Summit:
FOR FULL CONSIDERATION, EACH QUESTION MUST BE THOROUGHLY ANSWERED.