Application Period Opens for Youth Leadership Program

Applications are being accepted for Loudoun Youth, Inc.’s leadership program. There is a March 31 deadline for the program’s two weeklong sessions occurring in July and August.

In its sixth year, the Loudoun Youth Leadership Program is designed to introduce teens to leadership concepts and to provide exposure and interaction with area business, government and community leaders. The program is open to high school students who live in Loudoun County. The class is limited to 26 participants per session.

Participants will spend time learning leadership skills in a classroom settings, observing leadership in action with business and civic leaders from around the county, as well as taking part in active, hands-on team building experiences. Past sessions have included site visits to a cross-section of culture, business, government, agriculture and technology locations; team building experiences; workshops exploring leadership skills, communication styles and high-performance teams.

The dates for this year’s program are July 10-14 and July 31-Aug. 4.

“Loudoun Youth Leadership Program is a unique experiential program designed to empower youth to become leaders in our community. Throughout the week, we see the youth become engaged and interested in learning ways to make a difference in our county,” program coordinator Michelle Jones stated. “As the participants interact and learn from influential community and business leaders, they will obtain experience and contacts that can help them in future endeavors.”

Applications and program information can be found at loudounyouth.org. Tuition is $450 per student, with financial aid is available to qualifying students.

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