Youth Leadership Academy
The Youth Leadership Academy of Madison County (YLA) is an exciting program for high school juniors. Our program prepares young leaders to meet the challenges facing Madison County and central Indiana through hands-on activities and stimulating discussions involving community leaders and visionaries.
WHY YOUTH LEADERSHIP ACADEMY?
Learn about Servant Leadership and working together to meet community needs.
Get to know community leaders and visionaries.
Develop your strengths and skills that will serve you throughout your professional career and personal life.
40 Madison County and central Indiana young people who will be high school juniors during the YLA session year
Demonstrate leadership potential in school and/or community activities
Have interest in the community
Commit to full participation in the program
Maintain satisfactory academic, attendance and citizenship records
Tuition for a youth participant is $750. Please note we rely on our sponsors to supplement the remaining cost for the YLA program. Tuition does not cover the full cost of opening retreat, months of programming and program materials for participating youth.
Scholarships are available based on family income and circumstance. Contact us for more information.
HISTORY OF YLA
YLA is a program of the Leadership Academy of Madison County. The classes of 1996 and 1997 seeing the need for youth to experience leadership training and to become valued trustees of Madison County and central Indiana, created the youth program. The graduates of YLA have been instrumental in developing the current curriculum and are mentors for future YLA Classes.
Opening Retreat July TBA, 2023
August 12th, 2023
August 30th, 2023
September 21, 2023
October 26, 2023
November 16, 2023
December 7, 2023
January 11, 2024
January 28, 2024
February 3, 2024
February 29, 2024
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.