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

Youth Leadership Academy

Location: 1947 College Rd, Columbus, Ohio 43210

Registration: Now accepting applications. Application window closes on Friday, September 8th, 2023

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2400 Olentangy River Rd
Columbus, OH 43210