Youth Leadership Greensboro (YLG) is a program from the Greensboro Youth Council (GYC) and the Leadership Greensboro Alumni Association of the Chamber of Commerce. The program gives high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors the opportunity to improve their leadership skills by participating in a variety of activities that give them an in-depth look at community issues and concerns.
Applications for 2016-2017 are now available!
Early Acceptance Deadline: Friday, June 10
Regular Deadline: Thursday, September 15
Students attend sessions that teach them about community issues and problems. Sessions are designed to educate students on becoming better leaders and problem-solvers through discussion with City and County officials, media personalities, and owners or executives of businesses and community agencies. Students also participate in field study projects assisting a local agency with a project or program.
Accepted participants attend five day-long sessions on a variety of topics. Below are the topics for the 2015-16 year:
Applications are available online, at high school guidance offices, and by mail. Class size will not exceed 30 high school students and home-school students.
Attend all sessions and participate in all activities. Sessions are held during the school day and are not counted as absences.
Complete 20 hours of volunteer community service. Volunteer work must be hands-on work with an approved agency. This includes the GYC Santa's Workshop program.
Participate in field study research and 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 on Youth Leadership Greensboro, call 336-373-7757 or e-mail the YLG program coordinator.