We are an established 501(c)3 non-profit leadership organization that is dedicated to developing student leadership and interpersonal skills. Over the past 12 years, we have been connecting high school students with civic, business, and community leaders.


Our Program

Our 14-week program provides high school students with the tools and environment they need to develop into great leaders. The program provides the opportunity for access to key community leaders, mentorship, and a positive environment.

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Youth Leadership

By bringing young and aspiring leaders into the community, we help the youth to develop and mature into leaders of tomorrow. By allowing the YLA Youth Board to choose their own activities and direction, we create an atmosphere in which the youth can learn to be leaders with real life experience.

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Ready to take the next step? Youth Leadership America is looking for eager high school youth to join the innovative, fun, and empowering Orange County chapter.

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