Step 1: Complete the online application.

Step 2: Download and submit 2 Reference Forms or if you wish to complete the Reference Form virtually – share this link with your 2 References. ( Your References should be to an adult who knows you well, other than a parent or relative (i.e., teacher, administrator, mentor, minister, rabbi, employer, coach, etc.).

Step 3: Complete and submit the School and Parent/Guardian Consent Form.

Step 4: Complete Financial Assistance Form (if applicable).

Step 5: Pay the $25 application fee by clicking HERE.

All of the application materials must be completed and emailed to by or before May 28, 2024.


January – March 2024:

There will be information sessions for YLB Class XXXVIII 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 2024:

The YLB Class XXXVIII Selection Committee will review applications. LBF is committed to cultural and economic diversity and considers all students who have demonstrated leadership skills and talents.

Early May 2024:

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

May 14, 2024:

Accepted students must attend program orientation.

The program costs $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 when applying. If not accepted, the $25 application fee will be refunded. The final payment must be paid in full by May 13, 2024.

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

Tuesday, May 14, 2024
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Opening Retreat*

Friday, August 9, 2024
Saturday, August 10, 2024

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

Thursday, September 12, 2024 – Culture, Arts and History Day
Thursday, October 10, 2024 – Government and Education Day
Thursday, November 14, 2024 – Health & Human Services Day
Tuesday, December 3, 2024 – Business and Media Day
Saturday, January 11, 2025 – Leadership Day
Thursday, February 6, 2025 – Criminal Justice Day
Friday, March 7, 2025 – Environment Day

Friday, April 4, 2025
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.

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