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Youth Leadership Academy Youth Leadership Academy

Preparing Tomorrow\'s Leaders Today Preparing Tomorrow\'s Leaders Today

    • About Our Academy

      We engage and inspire youth to maximize their potential to become successful community leaders through the access and responsible utilization of post-secondary education.


      YLA offices are located at 410 Renner Drive, Elgin, IL 60123 (Building K, Room 109 at Elgin Community College). 

      YLA Office Hours

      • Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
        847-214-6910 or 847-214-6965
      • SUMMER OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 2:00pm (ECC campus is closed on Fridays during summer months)


      Questions about the YLA program may be directed to Dianha Ortega-Ehreth, YLA Executive Director at or Dr. Wes Scott, President of the YLA Board at

      For the 2016-2017 YLA Calendar, click here:

      IF YOU ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE ELGIN FOX TROT on MAY 28th - Walk for a Cause to benefit the YLA:  Reminder that we will meet at the City of Elgin parking lot (southwest of Douglas and Dexter Court) at 7:15 am - BRING YOUR OWN BREAKFAST!  The event will go on even if it rains (unless there is thunder). Bring your own water too to stay hydrated! 


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      YLA Family Fun Night
      MLK 2012
      Cadets showcase their project
      Habitat for Humanity
      2015 Benefit Dinner
      Samir and Tiger
      MLK 2012

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