Mayor’s Youth Corps Hosts Valuing Diverse Abilities Education Forum

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Teens, their parents and all interested individuals are invited to a FREE educational forum on disability awareness and inclusion. Valuing Diverse Abilities will be held on Wednesday, February 12 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Barksdale Adult Activity Center, 1801 North Lincoln Avenue in Macfarlane Park.


The Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council, a program of the City of Tampa that works to allow local teens the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and apply them through various service projects and event workshops, sponsors the session.


Speakers will share their personal and professional experiences with diverse abilities, as well as how to make our community more accepting and inclusive.


While the event is FREE and OPEN to the public, reservations are requested by February 10, 2020 and may be made by contacting Molly Biebel, City of Tampa Youth Development Coordinator, at (813) 274-5909 or


In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, persons with disabilities needing reasonable accommodations to participate in this public hearing or meeting should contact the City of Tampa’s ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the proceeding.  The ADA Coordinator may be contacted via phone at 813-274-3964, email at, or by submitting an ADA - Accommodations Request form available online at


WHO: Tampa teens, their parents and other interested individuals

WHAT: Educational Presentation on Disability Awareness and Inclusion

WHERE: David M. Barksdale Center, 1801 N Lincoln Ave, Tampa, FL  33607

WHEN: February 12, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.