Leadership Broward Foundation, Inc.

Youth Leadership Broward

about Youth Leadership Broward



Now in its 28th year, Youth Leadership Broward (YLB), is a nine-month program that provides an opportunity for students to gain real-life experiences through interactions with community leaders from businesses, government agencies, and civic organizations; develop essential leadership skills such as team building, conflict resolution, time management, public speaking and goal setting; and impact the community through a service project. Each year, fifty-five current high school sophomores from across Broward County are selected to participate in this program during their junior year. 




Applications are open to all current sophomores attending a Broward County public or private high school who meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Demonstrate leadership in their schools or community
  • Have an interest in enhancing their leadership skills and knowledge of Broward County
  • Receive approval by a high school principal or guidance counselor


Time Commitment

  • Attend the program orientation, opening retreat, leadership day, and graduation day and evening
  • Attend at least four (4) of the six (6) monthly program days which take place on school days from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Participate in a mandatory ongoing community service project with the YMCA of Broward County one weekday a month outside of YLB and school hours


Student Benefits

  • Develop leadership and communication skills
  • Get a backstage pass to Broward County
  • Receive up to 25 community service hours
  • Build resume and college application Interact with businesses and community leaders
  • Meet diverse group of peers from different schools



The cost of the program is $600 and covers all program costs including bus transportation and lunch on each of the days. Financial aid is available based on need. 


How to Apply

Application materials for YLB Class XXIX will be available January 5, 2015.



Contact Laura McRell, Manager of Communications & Youth Programs, at (954) 767-8866 or laura@leadershipbroward.org.