Youth Leadership Greensboro (YLG) offers outstanding high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors the opportunity to increase their leadership role in our community.
Applications for 2017-2018 are now available!
Deadline: Friday, June 30
Following the youth empowerment model, this program is organized by a team of 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. During six full day sessions, the class visits businesses and other organizations to meet with experts and influencers. Graduates of the program emerge having a fuller picture of how Greensboro works so they can become better advocates and problem-solvers.
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 are available online, at high school guidance offices, and by mail. Class size will not exceed 30 students. Applications are due June 30.
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.
The cost to participate in Youth Leadership Greensboro is $80. This fee is due upon acceptance in the program. Scholarships are available.
For more information about Youth Leadership Greensboro, call 336-373-7757 or e-mail the YLG program coordinator.