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Apply for CAPE-Youth National Working Group on Youth Transition

February 26, 2024
Source: Center for Advancing Policy on Employment for Youth (CAPE-Youth)

We want to hear from YOU!

The Center for Advancing Policy on Employment for Youth (CAPE-Youth) is looking for youth and young adults with disabilities between the ages of 16 and 21 to participate in our National Working Group on Youth Transition as youth fellows. If selected as a youth fellow, you will learn and develop professional skills to influence disability policy through:

  • meeting directly with state leaders;
  • traveling to education and workforce conferences;
  • informing written policy products on disability and transition; and
  • making a change!

CAPE-Youth is a federally-funded research and technical assistance center that helps states develop services, laws and programs that improve employment outcomes for youth and young adults with disabilities. CAPE-Youth prioritizes youth voices when doing this work. It is imperative to have youth at the table as leaders — sharing their experiences and interacting directly with policymakers during these discussions.

CAPE-Youth’s National Working Group consists of approximately 40 policymakers and practitioners and 8-10 youth fellows. If selected as a youth fellow, you will attend working group convenings, discuss ideas for addressing issues that youth with disabilities face in their communities and engage with state leaders to improve the transition from high school to employment or college.

Travel expenses for participation in the National Working Group will be covered by CAPE-Youth. In some instances, fellows will also be provided a stipend for their engagement with and representation of CAPE-Youth for events outside of the working group.

Applications must be emailed to cjb39@cornell.edu no later than 10:00 pm Eastern Time on March 18, 2024.

**If you have any additional questions or need accommodations to complete this application, please reach out to kosmani@cornell.edu.

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