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.
Summer 2018: July 9-13 and July 30-August 3.
Registration is now closed for LYLP 2018. Acceptance notices will be sent by EMAIL by March 22, 2018. Tuition payments and registration confirmations must be received by April 23, 2018 for both sessions. Scholarships are available based on need. Download the 2018 Scholarship Application. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Find out more about supporting this great program as a Sponsor.
Accepted students, make your $450 tuition payment here. A Paypal account is not required. You may pay by Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discovery. You will receive a payment confirmation by email. Please enter the student name for proper credit. Thank You!
Parents, grandparents and friends are invited to join the class for lunch at the Friday graduation ceremony. Lunches are $20 per person. Please check your student's class schedule for time and place. Make your reservation here. Please enter the name of the person attending.
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 Loudoun Youth Leadership Program:
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
- a guided ropes course and team building experience
- 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