Through the Youth Leadership Academy (YLA), ILF hopes to cultivate the next generation of young civic leaders through a series of lectures, seminars and hands-on projects on topics ranging from public policy, leadership and developing an entrepreneurial mindset. The YLA is meant to help high school students better understand American democracy and their unique role in it. ILF will provide students with the skills, knowledge, inspiration, and confidence they need to become civically engaged citizens, entrepreneurial thinkers, and future leaders. After a 1-week intensive seminar, students will participate in a Summer Impact Project of their choice by securing a summer volunteer, shadowing or internship opportunity with a local organization (i.e. local government, non-profit organization, community service project, etc.). Through their Summer Impact Project, YLA students will take what they have learned in the classroom and engage with real life experiences.
The Youth Leadership Academy is intended for aspiring young leaders who are interested in a variety of fields, including public service, entrepreneurship, and business. The program is focused on developing civically engaged leaders who want to make a difference in the civic life of our communities.
- Cultivating an Entrepreneurial Mindset
- Entrepreneurs Meet Civic Engagement
- Fireside Chat: A Conversation on Leadership
- “This American President” Podcast
YLA 2022 Intensive Seminar – Saturday, June 25th through Friday, July 1st – 2pm-5pm Daily
ILF 2022 Business Conference/Gala – Thursday, July 28th
Mid-Summer Impact Project Check-In – Saturday, July 23rd
End of Summer Impact Project Check-In – Saturday, August 13th
YLA 2023 application will be released in February 2023.
If you have any questions, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Demonstrated community service involvement and leadership
- Current high school student (Rising High School Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors)
- 3.0 GPA and higher