2021 Youth Leadership Academy Application

Leadership Lake County has provided leadership development programs since 1987. The experiential nature of our program days and the preparation for workplace and community leadership roles are the hallmarks of our programs.  It is a unique opportunity designed to guide students to reach his or her full potential.

Application Due Date: July 1, 2020 (Deadline extended due to COVID-19 protocols)

Applicants will be notified of their status by July 10, 2020.

Class size is limited and late applications may not be considered.

Please note: Invoices for the $350 non-refundable participation fee will be issued with notification of acceptance. Need-based partial financial assistance may be available upon written request from the student participant. Do NOT send payment with application.

 MONTHLY SESSIONS:  The monthly all-day sessions begin September 2020 and end in April 2021 on the second Tuesday of each month unless otherwise noted. Program Days are from 7:30 am until 2:30 pm.  There is no program day in January.  Students may miss one non-mandatory day and remain eligible for graduation from the program. The schedule for 2020 - 21 is as follows:

2020

July 1         Application Due                              

TBD          Orientation and Tuition Due - (Tuesday 6:00 pm–7:30 pm)

August 4       Opening Retreat - Everyday Leadership - Mandatory

September 1   Understanding Leadership (1st Tuesday due to Labor Day)

October 13      Leaders and Followers       

November 10  Communicating as Leaders   

December 8    Turning Conflict into Cooperation 

2021

February 9      Collaboration is Leadership        

March 9          Motivating the Team

April 13         Closing Retreat and Graduation - Mandatory      






Parental Permission

I have read the information on the Youth Leadership Academy and grant permission for my child to participate in the Leadership Lake County Youth Leadership Academy of 2021. I hereby release and hold harmless Leadership Lake County Trustees, its members, agents, employees or any individuals involved in the planning, related to the above-mentioned student's attendance at or participation in any activity or session of the Youth Leadership Academy.


Student Essay

Please answer the following questions in your own words.

Organizations and Activities, Accomplishments, and Future Goals

Please answer the following questions in your own words.


Reference Letter

Your application requires that we receive one letter of reference from someone who knows you well outside of school.

The letter must include the name, complete mailing address, and phone number of your reference.

The letter should address the following: For how long and in what capacity have you known the applicant? Describe the applicant's leadership potential, including strengths and areas for growth. What distinguishes this applicant from other candidates you might recommend?

The letter must be received on or before July 10, 2020. 

The letter may be scanned and uploaded via the link on the application page, emailed to jmcdonald@leadershiplc.org, or mailed to Youth Program Manager, Leadership Lake County, 8804 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060.

School Approval and Recommendation

All applicants must have the approval of their school principal to attend the program sessions of Leadership Lake County's Junior Leadership Program. Please check with him/her about required attendance procedure.  Please ask your principal to complete the form below.

2021 School Approval Form

School approval must be received on or before Aug 4, 2020.

The letter may be scanned and uploaded via the link on the application page, emailed to jmcdonald@leadershiplc.org, or mailed to Youth Program Manager, Leadership Lake County, 8804 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060.


Thank you for your application! 

If you have any questions, please contact Jay McDonald at (440) 290-7933 or jmcdonald@leadershiplc.org.

 

Thank you for contacting us!

We have received your application for the Youth Leadership Academy Class of 2021.  You will be notified in writing of the Selection Committee's decision by July 10, 2020. You will be notified when the Parent/Student Orientation is re-scheduled.

*Don't forget to upload your reference letter and school approval form by their respective deadlines!*

Thank you!