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Youth Leadership Spokane 2018

If you know a teen interested in developing leadership skills, gaining awareness about the Spokane community, and meeting community leaders as a high school student, please fill out an application here
What is YLS?

YLS is a ten month focused civic leadership training program for sophomore, junior and senior high school students, based on the principles of servant leadership. Through our growing youth program, YLS students are empowered and inspired to serve each other and our community. Students who participate in YLS demonstrate a commitment to personal growth and exhibit high standards of personal integrity. 
What is the time commitment?
YLS requires students to attend a day-long retreat in August and monthly 2-hour evening classes on the fourth Monday of the month, September through May. A community service project is also accomplished during the year. A celebratory leadership commencement is held in June. 

What are the benefits?

  • Learn how to lead better today, by serving others
  • Gain insightful awareness about Spokane and the community
  • Develop community service opportunities
  • Network with community leaders at monthly meetings
  • Strengthen communication and interview skills
  • Increase mentorship opportunities
  • Prepare today for college or next steps in life
What is the cost?
Tuition for YLS is $125, which covers all expenses for the retreat, class materials and graduation. Generous scholarships are available for those with financial need upon request.