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YOUTH LEADERSHIP COLLIER
Youth Leadership Collier is a program specifically designed for rising high school seniors in Collier County. Through a weekend retreat, hands-on business and leadership experiences, and exclusive behind-the-scenes sessions, students will explore local government, healthcare, law enforcement, business, agriculture, media, human services, the environment, the arts, and more. Students will also hear from experienced area leaders who deal with our community’s biggest opportunities and challenges. With the benefit of new perspectives and connections, participants are prepared to take their places as our community’s future leaders.
YLC will be held Saturday, June 3 through Friday, June 9, 2023.
Unforgettable experiences and relationships that support students’ future success.
Empowers students to become effective leaders through hands-on experiences and fieldwork with key organizations.
Highlights Collier County as a quality place to begin careers and community leadership.
50 hours of community service.
Youth Leadership Collier (YLC) runs 7 full days in June, typically the week after school ends. Saturday, Sunday, and Friday will include evenings, while Monday through Thursday sessions typically ends around 5 pm.
Who Should Apply
- Be a member of the junior class of a high school in Collier County (includes public, private, alternative, and home-schools).
- Demonstrate leadership in your school and/or the community.
- Have an interest in furthering your knowledge about Collier County and community leadership.
- Commit to 100% PARTICIPATION in the YLC program week.
Application and Selection Process
Applications for Youth Leadership Collier open from mid-November through early February of each year. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted. The selection committee strives to create a diverse class of approximately 33 students representing all of Collier County’s high schools.
Tuition is $500. Scholarships are available based on need.
For more information, contact Amanda Pearson or call (239) 403-2903.