YLA Summer Program



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For over 10 years Youth Leadership America has connected thousands of students over 32 high schools across Southern California. YLA has been providing students with opportunities to develop and build their own leadership ability by connecting to community and business leaders from all around. YLA is truly a unique leadership program where we allow students to design and implement their own contribution to the community using their set of hard and soft skills learned through the duration of the program.

What You Will Learn

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Over the course of two weeks you will have the opportunity to meet and work with students from all around. Together, we will begin to understand and improve on hard and soft skills of a leader such as: public speaking, self-confidence, communication, leadership, stress management, and much more. In addition, you will be interacting with dozens of community leaders and mentors in order to gain perspective on skills we have learned through the week.

Who Can Apply?

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Whether you have been nominated by a teacher, student, parents, if you have a passion for improving your leadership ability to make an impact in your community, YLA wants you. YLA has lived and thrived through the notion that leaders are made, not born.

Program Details

June 25th-29th, July 3rd, 5th, 7th.

The summer program will run from June 25th - July 7th. The first week of our program is the classroom style leadership training course Monday to Friday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

The second week of our program includes 2 field trips on Tuesday, June 5th and Thursday, June 5th to local community organizations like Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, with a final bonding day at the beach on Saturday June 7th.

The summer program is subsidized and requires only a $50 commitment fee for the entire two weeks.  If necessary, we do have some scholarships set aside for those who need it. Please contact us for further information.


Join The YLA Family!