Youth Leadership Greensboro (YLG)

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Youth Leadership Greensboro (YLG) offers outstanding high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors the opportunity to increase their leadership role in our community. 

Following the youth empowerment model, this program is organized teens who have graduated from the program.

Participants are exposed to local issues and hot topics facing the community. Previous topics include diversity, politics, media, health, education, law/justice, arts, economy, environment, and advocacy. Our participants gain a fuller picture of how Greensboro works so they can become better advocates and problem-solvers. 

The program is held annually October through March. During six full day sessions, the class visits businesses and other organizations to meet with experts and influencers.

In addition to the daytime sessions, class members work in small field study research groups to more deeply explore one topic of interest. Groups present their findings publicly at the end of the year. Through this process, the program develops a network of emerging leaders who work together to improve our community. 

Applications will be available online starting in May, at high school guidance offices, and by mail. Class size will not exceed 30 students. Applications are due June 22.

Program Requirements: 
Attend all sessions and participate in all activities. Sessions are held during the school day. Students of Guilford County schools are excused from class during these sessions.

Complete 20 hours of volunteer community service. Six hours will be dedicated to working in small field study groups. Four hours are dedicated to volunteer work at Greensboro Youth Council's Ghoulash and Santa's Workshop events. The remaining 10 hours may occur individually or with group members as part of the field study experience. 

Participate in field study research and a presentation on an issue concerning greater Greensboro. Field study work will be done outside of the scheduled YLG sessions.

Program Fees: 
The cost to participate in Youth Leadership Greensboro is $80. This fee is due upon acceptance in the program. Fee assistance is available.

For more information about Youth Leadership Greensboro, call 336-373-7757 or e-mail the YLG program coordinator.

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