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Youth Leadership Academy


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

      ‚ÄčThe YLA is a 501c3 non-profit organization serving youth and their families in Elgin Community College District 509 (includes Illinois school districts U-46, D300, D301 and D303). 

      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

      Please call ahead if you wish to make an appointment with the Executive Director. Thank you! 

      Questions about the YLA may be directed to


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