Youth Leadership Tallahassee

Youth Leadership Tallahassee

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This year-long program is an extension of the main Leadership Tallahassee program for adults, bringing together a diverse group of high school juniors from public & private schools in Tallahassee who have demonstrated leadership potential in formal & informal situations, and preparing them to become ethical leaders committed to active community involvement.

About the Program

Students attend a series of sessions offered between July & April, including an Opening Retreat, seven program days, graduation, a class project, and an opportunity to serve on a community organization’s Board of Directors.

The overnight Opening Retreat focuses on team-building & defining leadership.  Students have an opportunity to explore a personal philosophy of leading and leadership. Interaction with classmates at the retreat & throughout the year helps to foster life-long bonds & build networking skills.

The seven program days focus on various current topics related to issues in the Tallahassee area.  Held on school days from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, class members will meet at a central location in the community to begin the day’s experience.

For example, a typical day on business and finance might include:

  • A panel discussion about entrepreneurship made up of young entrepreneurs & moderated by a top local business leader
  • Site tours of businesses in our community with local & international impact including presentations by their CEOs
  • A leadership skill-building exercise on interviewing techniques or goal setting
  • A class team-building activity focusing on developing a business to present to a “shark tank” panel of local business people

How to Apply

For information on how to apply, click HERE.

Current Class

Meet the members of YLT 20!

Past Graduates

Click here for a full list of YLT alumni.