Youth Leadership America

Youth Leadership America (YLA) is an established 501(c)(3), student-run, non-profit leadership organization that is dedicated to developing student's interpersonal and networking skills in order to cultivate the next generation of servant leaders. Throughout the past 15 years, we have been connecting high school students with civic, business, and community leaders. We aim to provide students the necessary tools and environment where they can constantly refine their leadership skills to allow them to have a clear vision of their future.

YLA Kickoff Night


Upcoming Events...





OCYLA Fall Program Kickoff Night

"Character Strong" 
with Houston Craft

"I Can Help"
with Kim Karr

Things to Look Forward to

Anna May Pacquing

Elaine Swann


On September 26th

Elaine Swann is the founder of Elaine Swann Leadership Academy an institute that helps people develop and enrich their social skills, and live a more cultured lifestyle. Through her extensive knowledge of the etiquette trade - including business, technology and entertaining – Elaine helps professionals and individuals improve their social skills and executive image. Elaine has appeared on all major TV networks, including the TODAY Show, CNN, the E Network and Huffington Post Live. She’s been quoted in many top lifestyle publications. A recent New York Times article dubbed Elaine as an “Emily Post of the Digital Age.”


On September 26th

Personal Stylist who specializes in connecting ones identity from the inside out. Through building a foundation of getting to know who you are and your lifestyle, Anna May combines easy and simple wardrobe techniques to keep your look professional and updated.

“For you never get a second chance to make a first impression.”- Will Rogers

Graduated the University of Miami School of Business.

Entrepreneur |Creative junkie | Global Ambassador | Mom of a college & high school student.

About Us

Find out about our organization, mission, and goals of our decade long commitment to the youth.

Find a Chapter

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Get Involved

Whether you're a parent or student, we will constantly inform you on opportunities to get involved.