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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

  • April 11: New YALPer Intro Day
  • May 16: Intro to YALP Cycling Activity
  • May 4: Applications Due
  • May 31 - June 1: Graduate Barbecue and Campout
  • June 4 - June 8: New YALPer Session 1
  • June 19 - June 22: New YALPer Session 2
  • June 26 - June 28: Graduate Session 1
  • July 19 - July 21: Graduate Session 2

For more details contact Common Ground Outdoor Adventures

(435) 713-0288

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