Youth Leadership Academy


Three girls posing for the Youth Leadership Academy

Our Goal

“To inspire tomorrow's leaders and prepare them for college and careers.”

What We Teach

Ages Served: Youth enrolled in 9th – 12th grade

Year 1: Plan - Goal Setting, Organization, Decision Making

Year 2: Prepare - Relationship Building, Social Skills & Self-Identity

Year 3: Practice - Resume, Cover Letter, Networking

Year 4: Scholarship, College Prep, Dress for Success

How We Do It

4 Year Program

Two session per month during academic year, and four-week work experience during LiFEsports campus-based summer camp.


Bi-monthly Professional Development Sessions


Bi-monthly Educational Sessions

Year 1 & 2.


Bi-monthly Youth-led Committee Sessions

Health, advocacy, social, communication, finance, and executive.


Monthly Mentoring Sessions

Year 3 & 4.


Annual Educational Visits

To Selected Ohio Universities & Colleges.


Annual Career Visits

To local companies.


Free Meals & Transportation

Provided for all youth during summer work experience.

Youth Leadership Academy

Program Locations

YLA members posing near Ohio Stadium

YLA - Ohio Stadium

Location: 411 Woody Hayes Dr, Columbus, OH 43210

Registration: 08/01/2021 - 08/31/2021

Camp Dates: 09/01/2021 - 07/31/2022

Camp Times: N/A

Location Sponsors