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 2018 program will take place in December 2017-May 2018, with approximately 2 program sessions each month.


Sessions are centrally located in downtown Charlotte.

Apply by November 1

Application for YLCM Class of 2018

Program information

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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