Youth Leadership Academy (YLA) of Madison County is committed to providing leadership development and training to a group of motivated students who represent a diversity of racial, ethnic and socio-economic groups in Madison County.
Interested nominees should:
Demonstrate their potential for developing leadership skills
Participants must live in or work in Madison County.
Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee and notifications will be made to participants and families.
Participants should exhibit interest in community service
Commit to FULL PARTICIPATION AND ATTENDANCE in all YLA programs. Participants who fail to attend more than two (2) sessions are at risk for not receiving their certificate of completion.
Maintain satisfactory academic, attendance and citizenship records
Tuition will be due upon acceptance in the program
Each applicant must request an adult to complete the Student Recommendation Form, which is linked at the bottom of the application.
Due to a limited number of positions in the class, a commitment to the program and full attendance at each activity is expected. If you cannot make a full commitment to the program please do not apply.
Please complete the following application.
What Is Your Gender
T-Shirt Size *
How did you hear about YLA *
Organizations And Activities
Please list any school, volunteer, religious, social, athletic or other activities in which you have participated. Explain what role you play in these organizations.
List any job experience, full-time or part-time, and briefly explain
Do you currently have a job *
If Yes, where do you work
Will your employer make reasonable accommodations
so you can participate *
If no, please explain
Describe three qualities
which best illustrate your leadership *
What two leadership traits
do you hope to improve most through YLA *
What is the biggest issue
high school students
are wrestling with today *
Why do you want to
participate in YLA *
What do you hope to gain from this experience *
If you could improve one thing in our community what would it be, and why *
I have read and agree to the Selection Criteria and Applicant Commitment information *
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Each applicant must request an adult to complete the Student Recommendation Form. This adult should be someone who knows the applicant personally and can attest to the applicant's character and leadership potential. Past applicants have provided recommendation forms from teachers, employers, church leaders and extracurricular group leaders/coaches. Recommendation forms should not be completed by parents/guardians, family members or peers. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions.