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Youth Leadership Academy


Application 2018

The Youth Leadership Academy accepts applications from current sixth (6th) graders each year.  To be eligible to apply, students must be in the 6th grade and reside with Illinois school districts U-46, D300, D301 and D303. The application process includes a portion for the student and his/her parent/guardian to complete and three separate letters of recommendation. These documents are listed here below. Applicants can download the documents, fill them out, then save them and email them to or print them out and deliver them to the YLA office located at Elgin Community College, Building K, Room 109

The student answers must be handwritten on a separate sheet of paper and can only be delivered to the YLA office. 

‚ÄčPlease be sure to read all the instructions carefully!

ALL portions of a student's application must be complete NO LATER THAN 11:59 pm on Friday, March 16, 2018. 


1.  YLA 2018 APPLICATION (to be completed by student and parent/guardian):

2.   6th Grade Teacher Recommendation Form:

3.  School Princpal Recommendation Form:

4.  Adult Member of the Community Recommendation Form:


Please call the YLA office at 847-214-6965 with any questions regarding the YLA 2018 Application.

Thank you!