2019 YLGW Program Info
Applications for the Youth Leadership Class of 2019 are now closed. Check back this summer for information on the Class of 2020.
YLGW youth leaders meet for one day per month from January – May from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Pepco Edison Place Gallery and various locations. Breakfast and lunch for our Youth Leaders are provided. Additional program details. 
January 11, 2019 | February 8, 2019 | March 8, 2019 | April 5, 2019 | May 17, 2019
Founded in 1991, Youth Leadership Greater Washington provides a five-month interactive youth leadership development and community education program for high school sophomores and juniors in Northern Virginia, Suburban Maryland and Washington, DC. Each year, YLGW youth leaders have the opportunity to learn from each other in addition to some of the area’s most important decision-makers about various topics including diversity, health, social action, and leadership.
Youth Leadership Greater Washington connects area youth with local leaders to raise their awareness of regional issues and challenge assumptions about their roles in the world. Each year, Leadership Greater Washington selects proven or aspiring youth leaders from diverse backgrounds and provides them with the opportunities for an in-depth learning and collaboration experience with some of the area’s most important decision-makers.
During program days, Youth Leaders concentrate on one community topic and engage with community leaders to explore challenges and opportunities together with their peers. In years past, Youth Leaders have addressed issues like diversity, art, community health and public safety, what it means to be a social advocate, leadership and more.
At the end of the YLGW program, graduates walk away with tools to help them be leaders in their communities – at school, at home, and among their peers.
YLGW applications are open to current high school sophomores and juniors at all schools across the DMV region – public, private and charter schools.