To foster a personal vision and a lifelong commitment to leadership and community service among Tallahassee youth.
INSTRUCTIONS: Please follow these instructions carefully. All YLT applications are read and scored by volunteers, and will be used to determine which applicants are invited to the next step in the selection process- the interview. If invited, interviews will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce.
Completed applications are due by Monday, February 06, 2023.
There are THREE total parts to the application: The online application (this form), the permission forms (downloadable from website) and a letter of recommendation. Once the online portion of the application is completed, please print out and turn in the permission forms with all corresponding signatures to your school's YLT Contact (listed below). A recommendation letter is required for this program - it can be turned in, in the following ways: mailed to our office, emailed to the program director or turned into your YLT contact in a sealed envelope with the applicant's name on the outside. If a letter of reccomendation is not received on your behalf, your application will no longer be considered for the program.
YLT Office Contact
Lili Hoffman, Program Director
Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce
300 East Park Avenue ~ Tallahassee, FL 32301
(Mailing Address: PO Box 1639 ~ Tallahassee, FL 32302)
The High School YLT Contacts for 2023-2024 are:
|Chiles: Brian Welch
||Godby: Jan Anderson
||Maclay: Heather Bas
|Community Christian: Mara Eller
||JP ll: Sara Bayliss
||NFC: Jim Lieser
FAMU DRS: Kay Wallace
|Leon: Kelly Folmar
||Rickards: Kwame King
Florida High: April McGriff
|Lincoln: Callie Kitchens
||SAIL: Marlow Matherne
* If you attend Leon County Virtual School, are homeschooled or attend any other school not listed above, please turn your forms into the YLT Office Contact (contact info above).
Applications are due by Monday, February 06, 2023.
Selection Interviews are scheduled for Saturday, February 25, 2023. If you are invited to interview, you will be notified by email with corressponding confirmation details.
All applicants will be notified of the final class selection decision by the end of April 2023.
Attendance is MANDATORY at ALL of the following events:
|Orientation on Thursday, May 11, 2023
|Opening Retreat Friday - Saturday, July 14 & 15, 2023 (overnight)
|All 7* program days (excused absences from school):
|Tuesday, September 12, 2023
|Tuesday, October 10, 2023
|Thursday, November 2, 2023
|Tuesday, December 5, 2023
|Tuesday, January 23, 2024
|Tuesday, February 20, 2024
|Tuesday, March 26, 2024 *please reserve this day as a make up day, if needed
|Tuesday, April 16, 2024
|Graduation on Sunday, May 12, 2024
Please verify that you can attend ALL of these dates before applying to YLT. Missing more than one of these events is grounds for expulsion from YLT. You must attend, be on time, and participate fully.
Youth Leadership Tallahassee will adhere to CDC and local government recommendations on COVID-19 to ensure safe programming. All events are scheduled to be in person at this time. Events are subject to change due to weather or other circumstances.
It is free to apply to YLT. You must submit your application and turn it in by February 6th to be considered for selection into YLT. You will be interviewed as part of the selection process. Interviews will be held in-person at the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce (availability for makeup interviews will be provided for individuals with extenuating circumstances).
If selected, there is a participation fee for joining the program. However, please DO NOT let the participant fee prevent you from applying, payment plans and some scholarships are available upon request. Please contact us at the information below for any questions regarding the program participation fee.
Questions? Call Lili Hoffman, YLT Program Director at 850-521-3115 or send an email to email@example.com