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What is the Pennsylvania Youth Leadership Network? (PYLN)

The PYLN is a statewide network of young people that come together to create positive change in their local communities and beyond.

The mission of the Pennsylvania Youth Leadership Network is to coordinate a network that is led and driven by inclusive organizations of youth and young adults with and without disabilities across Pennsylvania. PYLN promotes advocacy, self-determination, leadership, empowerment, and service learning in the areas of transition, employment, education, and community engagement.

The Pennsylvania Youth Leadership Network consists of a Governing Board that helps to coordinate its Affiliate Groups and Supporting Partners. The PYLN was previously just one group of youth and young adults that would travel across Pennsylvania to spread the message of youth leadership and self-empowerment for young people with disabilities. As of July 2016, the PYLN is now thrilled to be open to inclusive youth groups from across the state and the agencies and community members that support them!