Step 1: Complete the online application.

Step 2: Download and submit the Reference Form and School and Parent/Guardian Consent Form.

Step 3: Complete Financial Assistance Form (if applicable).

Step 4: Pay the $25 application fee by clicking HERE.

All of the application materials must be completed and emailed to by or before Friday, May 13, 2022.


January – March 2022:

There will be information sessions for YLB Class XXXVI at individual schools as requested.  Please ask your school to contact Andrew Zullo at 954-767-8866 or if you would like someone to come and talk to current sophomores about the program.

April 2022:

Applications will be reviewed by the YLB Class XXXVI Selection Committee. LBF is committed to cultural and economic diversity and considers all students who have demonstrated leadership skills and talents.

Early May 2022:

An email will be sent to all applicants notifying them of their acceptance status.

May 17, 2022:

Accepted students must attend a mandatory program orientation.

The cost of the program is $975 and covers all program costs including bus transportation and lunch on each of the days. Financial aid is available based on need. A $25 application fee is due at the time of submitting the application. If not accepted the $25 application fee will be refunded. The final payment must be paid in full by May 13, 2022.

How to Apply
The YLB program application can be found HERE. Contact us at (954) 767-8866 or with any questions.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


Opening Retreat*
Friday, August 12, 2022
Saturday, August 13, 2022

Program Days
All program days are scheduled from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
Meeting locations will be different each day within Broward County.
Dates and times are subject to change.

Thursday, September 15, 2022 – Culture, Arts and History Day
Thursday, October 13, 2022 – Government and Education Day
Thursday, November 10, 2022 – Business and Media Day
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 – Health & Human Services Day
Saturday, January 7, 2023 – Leadership Day
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 – Criminal Justice Day
Friday, March 3, 2023 – Environment Day

Friday, March 31, 2023
Afternoon – Community Project Presentations
Evening – Commencement Ceremony


Community Projects
All students are required to participate in a community service project with a small group of YLB classmates outside of YLB days and after school hours. Students can earn up to 30 hours of community service throughout the year.

Apply NOW!