I’m determined to succeed.

Find tools and support to help you set goals, be heard, and reach for the stars.

Building Support

Whether you’re a teacher, parent, friend, OT, or just someone who loves a young person with a disability, your support is vital. I’m Determined knows that everyone is at different points of their journey to self-determination. Find tools to support the one you love in the best way for both of you.

Meet a Youth Leader

I’m Determined State Youth Leaders are a diverse, energetic, creative, and passionate group of young adults.
  • I’m Determined is what gave me a voice and taught me whatever I want to do, I have to be self-determined and advocate for myself. Advocating for myself has helped me advocate for other people.

    – Chloe, Youth Leader, Regions 2 & 3
    Headshot of youth leader, Chloe, female with short, brown hair, smiling
  • I’ve had a life-changing experience with I’m Determined. The learning tools prepared me to be life-ready in college and the workforce. I strongly recommend to start using these tools early to give students a sense of autonomy in their education. The lifelong friendships that I have developed here at I’m Determined will also be cherished for a lifetime!

    – Jonathan, Youth Leader, Regions 1 & 8
    Headshot of youth leader, Jonathan, male with black hair and glasses, smiling and wearing a purple and yellow striped polo shirt
  • Determination is not a skill that can be mastered, it’s an aspect of life that we have to strive for everyday; within everything we do.

    – Traleya, Youth Leader, Regions 2 & 3
    Headshot of youth leader, Traleya, female with dark brown hair with highlights, wearing a striped shirt and jean jacket, sitting on a bench outdoors

What’s New

May 9, 2021

Registration for the 2021 Youth & Parent Summit is Open

Are you a youth in Virginia wanting to learn more about identifying and utilizing your strengths, preferences, interests, and needs? If so, consider registering for the 2021 Virtual I’m Determined Youth & Parent Summit! Registration closes May 7, 2021.

Empowering youth with skills and opportunities to succeed in school, personal lives, and beyond.