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



January – March 2021:

There will be information sessions for YLB Class XXXV 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 2021:

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

Early May 2021:

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

May 18, 2021:

Accepted students must attend a mandatory program orientation.

The cost of the program is $800 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 time of submitting the application. If not accepted the $25 application fee will be refunded. Final payment must be paid in full by May 14, 2021.

How to Apply
The YLB program application can be found HERE. Contact Thao Le, Leadership Programs Coordinator, at (954) 767-8866 or with any questions.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Opening Retreat*
Friday, August 13, 2021
Saturday, August 14, 2021

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

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 – Culture, Arts and History Day
Thursday, October 14, 2021 – Government and Education Day
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 – Business and Media Day
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 – Criminal Justice Day
Saturday, January 8, 2022 – Leadership Day
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 – Health & Human Services Day
Friday, March 4, 2022 – Environment Day

Friday, April 1, 2022
Afternoon – Community Project Presentations
Evening – Commencement Ceremony


Community Projects
All students are required to participate in a monthly 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!