Youth Leadership Academy

Apply to the YLA

The application for 2022 is open!

There is a priority deadline of March 1, 2022 and a general deadline of May 15, 2022. Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis until all slots are filled.

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 today!


  • 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.

If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please submit this application form first.

Any questions about form completion, costs or financial aid should be directed to [email protected].

A message to applicants:

Plan International USA is committed to providing YLA members with the resources they need to be able to participate in the virtual components of the YLA. The questions in this section are not intended to single out participants, but to help us ensure everyone has the access and resources to participate in the virtual aspects of this program.

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