Youth Leadership Miami (YLM) brings together high school students from both public and private schools throughout Miami-Dade County with the goal of expanding our youth’s community awareness and broadening personal experiences, as well as exploring future professional goals. This year’s program will be taking place on Friday, April 8, 2016 (Miami-Dade County Public Schools Teacher Planning Day) and Saturday, April 9, 2016, at Florida International University’s Biscayne Bay Campus, Kovens Conference Center, 3000 NE 151 Street, Miami, FL 33181.
YLM is a two-day, fun and high-energy conference filled with unique series of activities focused on students working together to solve structured problems to gain confidence, teamwork, respect, communication skills and leadership. Both days will include adventure challenges and a wide variety of activities with community leaders and prominent business executives, all sharing their views on our community and their leadership skills. The program is not just for students with high grade point averages, but for those students in good standing at their school who are interested in issues affecting Greater Miami, its youth and developing leadership and personal skills. Students will leave the program with new friends, leadership skills and a sense of pride and ownership of the community.
There is no cost to attend the conference. The conference takes place from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. Breakfast and lunch will be provided both days. In addition, students may receive community service hours for attending both days. Participating seniors may also have an opportunity to win a scholarship from the South Florida Progress Foundation.
To participate in YLM 2016, students must complete the application online: http:
The final deadline for applications is Thursday, March 24, 2016.