Youth Leadership Academy

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The 2022 YLA application is now closed.

The application process for the 2023 YLA will open on Nov. 1, 2023.

Youth leadership academy

Youth Leadership Academy

The Youth Leadership Academy is open to all U.S.-based young people ages 14-18 who are currently in grades 8-11. We value diverse perspectives, identities and experiences, and encourage passionate individuals to apply!


  • Young people who are currently in grades 8-11.
  • Interested in global issues, gender equality and making an impact in your community.
  • Currently based in and/or attending school in the United States.