Welcome

Nebraska Youth Leadership Council

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Mission

“NYLC was created “by youth for youth”. We are leaders and advocates who experience a disability. We travel the state promoting disability awareness and educating our peers on transitioning to college or work.”

Leadership

We learn from each other and share what we learn with people outside of our group. Being a part of the group has helped us become more confident and better leaders. Most importantly though, we HAVE FUN!

Self-Advocacy

Developing self-advocacy and community leadership skills are useful in adult life. Council members learn about how to identify and react to bullying, how to self-advocate or speak up for themselves. Of course members get to socialize, make new friends, and have fun together!

Mentoring

Members range from age 14-24 and age out on their 25th birthday. Older members coach younger members on advocacy, presentation skills and how to be a leader of today!

NYLC - Calendar of Events

Check back often to see meeting, event, and conference dates.

Summer Conferences

Opportunities to learn from peers.

2018

In 2018, Tasha Schuh spoke to us about “Enjoying Your Ride - Your disability does not define you.”

2017

In 2017, David Flood whose son experiences autism spoke about who we are, who “I Am”, and making the right choices.

2016

In 2016, our keynote speaker was Rohan Murphy who is a nationally known wrestler from Penn State. He spoke to us about overcoming adversity.

About

Nebraska Youth Leadership Council

  • March 2009

    The Beginning.

    NYLC was created “by youth for youth”. We are leaders and advocates who experience a disability. We travel the state promoting disability awareness and educating our peers on transitioning to college or work.

  • 2010

    The Bylaws.

    NYLC members developed bylaws, provided feedback for Nebraska VR’s materials for students, created self-advocacy presentations for high school students and professionals working with students with disabilities, and planned Summer Leadership Conferences.

  • 2010 - 2013

    The Expansion

    NYLC began as a single statewide youth council, but has expanded to include regional councils too. We have councils in EAST, CENTRAL, NORTHEAST and WESTERN Nebraska. Chances are, there is a council near you!

  • Present

    Now and the Future

    Be part of it by applying today!

  • Be Part
    Of Our
    Story!

Our Amazing Team

Meet some of the leadership.

TBA

Nebraska Youth Leadership Facilitator

Tresa Christensen

NYLC Associate

Brigid Griffin

Transition Program Director

The Facilitator oversees the Council and guides us to be successful through learning how to talk about our disabilities and advocate for ourselves. Tresa assists the facilitator with the daily operations of the NYLC. Brigid oversees all of the other functions of NYLC.

Join Us!

So, what is in it for you?

  • Meet others who experience a disability
  • Make friends
  • Develop communication and life skills
  • Gain confidence
  • Learn how to self-advocate

NYLC was created by youth for youth. This means we talk about what we can do for ourselves, increase our leadership ability, gain experience with public speaking, and promote disability awareness across the State of Nebraska.

Contact Us

We want to hear from you!