Young Leaders Program
The Young Leaders Program (YLP) is a 40-hour program targeting low-income high school students. CSL teaches low-income youth Five Critical Skill Areas that enable them to learn the leadership skills necessary to identify and pursue the careers of their choice and to find and sustain themselves in healthy, meaningful careers. View descriptions of these Five Critical Skill Areas.
View the Program Schedule for CSL’s summer 2015 Young Leaders Program – sponsored by the George Washington University School of Business, CSL’s Executive Advisory Board and other individual donors and taking place at the George Washington University School of Business in Washington D.C.: Program Schedule YLP 2015.
Read sample Class Descriptions of 10 YLP classes.
Check out a Program History of YLPs offered over the past nine years in partnership with D.C. community-based organizations.
View Testimonials from hundreds of youth alumni from 2005 – 2016.
Read about the YLP’s highly interactive Panel Model where Washington professionals interact directly with the youth in the daily leadership sessions.
Who makes the Young Leaders Program happen? See a list of our current and past Sponsors. If you would like to sponsor one or more low-income D.C. youth to participate in the Young Leaders Program, click here:
Contact CSL if you are interested in setting up a Young Leaders Program at your high school or youth organization, or for youth in a region or subject area that is one of your funding priorities.
If you are a young person aged 15-22 in the Washington, DC metropolitan area (including Northern Virginia) and would like to apply to our upcoming Young Leaders Program that is taking place June 22 – 26, 2015 at George Washington University School of Business, please download the YLP 2015 Flyer and contact our Program Director, Lily Lazarte at email@example.com, for an application.