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Join our Youth Leadership Team! Youth ages 14 and up are encouraged to participate!

ECAC recognizes the power and value of the voice and ideas of young people. ECAC is launching a Youth Leadership Team (YLT) to help us design projects, programs, and resources that are created for youth, by youth. ECAC will work in partnership with the group to coordinate opportunities and trainings that support the interests and personal development of the YLT members.




The YLT will meet bi-monthly for approximately 2 hours on consistent day of the week to be determined. Youth will learn leadership skills and have an opportunity to have their voices heard. Participants will receive a $25 gift card for each meeting they attend.

The YLT will begin holding meetings at ECAC’s main office located at 907 Barra Row in Davidson, NC.

Any student with a disability or special need age 14 or older is eligible to participate. Participants will need their own transportation to and from meetings. Virtual participation can be arranged as needed.

★ Commit to participate for at least 1 year.
★ Participate in all YLT meetings with no more than 2 excused absences in a 12-month period.
★ Demonstrate an ongoing desire and ability to contribute to the achievement of the group.
★ Actively recruit new youth to participate in the YLT on an on-going basis.
★ Act as an ambassador for ECAC and those with disabilities and/or special needs in the community
★ Participate in a 1-day Family Summit, date TBD.

To apply, download the application and permission slip below:

Youth Leadership Team Application

YLT Letter Permission Slip

Submit completed forms to: cowens@ecacmail.org.

Questions? Please call ECAC at 704-892-1321.

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Ask a question: ecac@ecacmail.org

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