Youth Leadership Greensboro (YLG) is designed for outstanding high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors who want develop leadership skills to make a difference in their 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 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.
The application period for 2019-2020 is now open. Applications are due by August 1, 2019.
Class size will not exceed 30 students.