Youth Lead Charlotte-Mecklenburg

Are you ready to lead?

High school freshmen and sophomores: want to learn how our community works…and how you can make a difference?

Apply for Youth Lead Charlotte-Mecklenburg. The new program enables high school students to learn about the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community, meet students from other schools and backgrounds, and develop knowledge and skills needed by a new generation of Charlotte-Mecklenburg leaders. It's fun, engaging, educational, and exciting!

Who can apply?

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.

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!

When is the program?

The 2017 program will take place in January-April, with approximately 2 program sessions each month.


Sessions are centrally located in downtown Charlotte.


Application for YLCM Class of 2017

Program information and requirements

Contact us with questions and for more information


We thank Leadership Charlotte for providing volunteer support for this project, which is a program of GenerationNation.

GenerationNation develops a new generation of civic leaders.

Smart, fun programs connect classroom learning with hands-on experiences that help K-12 students to build civic literacy and leadership from an early age.



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