High school freshmen and sophomores: want to learn how our community works…and how you can make a difference?
Apply to be part of the next Youth Lead Charlotte-Mecklenburg class. The youth civic leadership academy connects emerging leaders from different schools and backgrounds. Join a growing network of young civic leaders!
The GenerationNation program enables high school students to collaborate over a semester to learn how the community works, meet students from different schools and backgrounds, and develop knowledge and skills needed by a new generation of Charlotte-Mecklenburg civic leaders.
2018 marks the 4th year the innovative youth civic leadership academy is being offered. Participants meet approximately twice a month January-May 2018 with peers and community leaders to learn about the community’s history and growth, explore the city and its successes and challenges, and join a growing network of emerging student civic leaders. After completing YLCM, participants will continue their civic leadership as active leaders in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Youth Council.
Mecklenburg County students in grades 9-10 who demonstrate leadership in school and/or community activities and are interested in learning more about the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community, civic issues, and how to make a difference as a civic leader.
Interested? Tell your teacher, principal, or School Leadership Team that you want to represent your school in the next YLCM class - and submit your application!
The 2018 program will take place in January-May 2018, with approximately 2 program sessions each month.
Sessions are centrally located in downtown Charlotte.