Loudoun Youth Leadership Program in Summer 2017: July 10-14 and July 31-August 4, 2017

Loudoun Youth Leadership Program is a week-long leadership program designed to introduce youth to leadership concepts and to provide exposure and interaction with local business, government and community leaders. Youth spend productive and valuable time learning leadership skills in a classroom-type setting, but spend the majority of the week observing leadership in action with local business, government and community leaders. The program is open to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors who live in Loudoun County. Classes are limited to 25 youth per week to encourage team building and provide a genuine experience in a small group setting.

Save the Dates: Summer 2017

July 10-14 and July 31-August 4. Applications will start February 1, 2017

Look for Acceptance notices by EMAIL. Tuition payments and registration confirmations must be received by April 29, 2016 for both classes.  Class Schedules will be sent by EMAIL two weeks prior to the class and posted here.

Accepted Students , please make your payment and download your required permission forms here:

Tuition, $450  Please enter the student’s name with your payment in the special instructions box.
Lunch Reservation, $20 – Please enter student name for each attendee.  Thank you!

Selected applicants, return your participant/permission forms on or before April 28 by mail or scan and email to swolfson@loudounyouth.org.

Scholarships are available based on need.  Download Scholarship Application.

This program is for youth who want to expand their comfort zone and gain confidence in leadership as well as those who think they have it all figured out.  You will be surprised!  What to expect from Leadership Loudoun Youth:

The week’s activities include:

  • 3-hr workshop exploring leadership skills, communication styles, and high-performance teams
  • an overnight stay on Monday night with group social interaction
  • networking and direct interaction with business, civic, cultural and government leaders
  • shared experiences and success stories from Loudoun’s visionaries
  • keynote presentations on making a difference from community and foundation leaders
  • public speaking and interviewing classes
  • exercises in effective communication, goal-setting, and the responsibilities of citizenship
  • site visits to a cross-section of culture, business, government, agriculture and technology in Loudoun County

Youth who participate in the program have the opportunity to:

  • develop valuable leadership skills
  • interact with local government and business leaders
  • observe the qualities of communication, teamwork and
    leadership at work in their environment
  • understand the difference between leadership and power
  • learn more about the Loudoun community, our rural and suburban areas, our heritage and current economy
  • gain insight into the issues and challenges facing the county
  • achieve an enhanced sense of self and the impact one can have on the community
  • gain confidence in communication and public speaking
  • learn more ways to be involved and make a difference
  • gain new friends and connections
  • visit unexpected places

Learning About Equine Care

To see more about last year’s class, visit the LLY photo album on Loudoun Youth FACEBOOK or see the LLY2015 video.  Or see the LLY2015 Schedule Outline for the week – 2016 schedule will be similar.

Would you like to volunteer? Applications are being accepted for youth interns.

Adult volunteers are needed for course preparation and as chaperones. Call 703 431-1033.

Find out more about supporting this great program as a Sponsor.


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