Who are we?
I.Lead is a youth with disabilities movement led by youth, for youth. We aim to amplify the voices of youth with disabilities on any platform, at any table.
I.Lead started as the FIRST EVER Youth with Disabilities Conference in 2019, held in the Parliamentary Building in Wellington. Since then, it has evolved into a full-blown social change movement dedicated to amplifying the voices of youth with disabilities, while also upskilling them both personally and professionally to allow them to do the same for their peers.
On top of bi-annual conferences, we also provide workshops and opportunities for youth to not only have their voices heard, but to also gain skills in networking, communications and other essential skill sets that ready them for further employment, either with us, helping to run one of our many workshops and projects, or into other areas of interest.
Our bottom line is that we provide a platform that holistically supports youth with disabilities to not only lead meaningful, fulfilling lives, but also speak out on how things can be made better!