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Our Mission

The mission of the Pennsylvania Youth Leadership Network is to coordinate a network led and driven by inclusive organizations of youth and young adults with and without disabilities across Pennsylvania. 

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Our Network

Youth Leaders and the Adults who support them

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We believe young people can use their voices to influence change in their communities and beyond. Through the power of friendship and experience, we connect young people to like-minded youth as well as present them with opportunities to practice leadership!

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Adult Allies

Adults can foster leadership in young people by supporting them to have a voice and learn how to use it effectively. Everyone’s journey looks different, and having a safe place to learn from mistakes and try again makes a world of difference! 

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We collaborate with professionals and organizations who believe in the youth-led, youth-driven model. These partners support our mission by providing opportunities to get involved in community and statewide events and initiatives. 

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Our History

The Pennsylvania Youth Leadership Network (PYLN) was established in July of 2004 at an
initial meeting held at the PA Secondary Transition Conference in State College, PA.

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