Young Leader Academy

The Young Leader Academy (YLA) is a professional learning experience designed to expose high school leaders (grades 10-12) with the knowledge, skills and experiences needed to excel in policy analysis, advocacy and leadership development. YLA aims to cultivate a new generation of informed, engaged, empathetic and effective leaders who can address pressing societal issues through informed policy decisions and impactful advocacy within their local community. The experience exposes young leaders to community leaders and change makers to develop a change-maker mindset which empowers the next generation of leaders who can shape policy, advocate for change and drive positive impact.

Objectives:
The Young Leader Academy aims to use a growth mindset to empower the next generation of leaders who can shape policy, advocate for change and drive positive impact in their communities and beyond.

Outcomes:
– In-depth understanding of policy analysis, advocacy and resilience.
– Enhanced leadership and self-awareness skills.
– Meaningful community engagement experiences.
– Improved career prospects and readiness.
– A supportive network of peers and mentors.

Program Features:
– Internships
– Workshops and Seminars
– Guest Speakers and Mentorship
– Policy Analysis Projects
– Advocacy Campaigns
– Leadership Retreat
– Community Engagement
– Career Development
– Capstone Projects

The program was designed by JBM Strategic Partners, LLC, in collaboration with the Leadership Institute of Nevada.

YLA Faculty

Ramona Esparza-Stoffregan
President, LION
Dr. Brian Myli
Senior Vice President of Institute Portfolio, LION
Sara Ross
Title coming soon

Estralla Gomez-Silva, Las Vegas High School Graduate, comments on her experience in the Young Leader Academy, summer institute.