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Youth Adventure Leadership Program

What is YALP?

YALP is a program designed to introduce the educational and vocational opportunities of the outdoors to young adults with disabilities by combining the fun of outdoor adventure and nature based learning.

Who is YALP for?

YALP is designed for young adults with disabilities between the ages of 17-24, who are eager to learn new skills and grow as a person and a leader.

What does YALP offer?

YALP offers the experience of a lifetime as participants learn outdoor skills, obtain certifications, and attend site visits led by professionals in the outdoor field. Certificates and skills include: Wilderness First Aid, Food Handlers Permit, Leave no Trace Ethics, Outdoor cooking, Swift Water Rescue, and many more! Program graduates earn potential internship placements.

YALP Goals

  • Introduce young adults to outdoor educational and vocational opportunities.
  • Engage local outdoor agencies and employers to reach out and include individuals with disabilities in their marketing, employment, and educational efforts.
  • Provide young adults with tools to gain the independence of adulthood.

Important Dates

    Intro to YALP Activities

  • March 15: Intro to YALP at CGOA
  • April 1: Intro to YALP Cycling at CGOA
  • May 5: Application Due
  • June 5 - June 23: First Course
  • July 3 - July 21: Second Course
  • July 31 - August 18: Third Course

2017 Application

For more details contact Common Ground Outdoor Adventures

(435) 713-0288

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