Our Mission


The Connecticut Youth Leadership Program (CTYLP) provides youth and young adults with disabilities with opportunities for self-discovery, the development of self-advocacy, decision making, and problem-solving skills to maximize their leadership potential.


Our Executive Committee


Stephanie Barksdale

Executive Director

John Gentile


Commission for Persons with disAbilities, Danbury, CT

Norma Sproul

Vice President

Barry Rita


Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind

Our Board of Directors



Michael Accordino Springfield College
Khampasong Khantivong – Department of Rehabilitation Services
Beth Aura Miller – Department of Developmental Services

Beth Reel - Consultant
Heather Walton - YLF Alumni

William White - Consultant

© 2018  CT Youth Leadership Project, Inc.