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Youth Leadership Academy


Preparing Tomorrow\'s Leaders Today

    • About Our Academy


      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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