YLSS provides selected high school students with experiential learning opportunities to help develop their leadership skills and learn more about their community. 

Apply for 2019 – 2020. Applications must be submitted by March 16, 2019 to be considered for the 2019 – 2020 class.

How do I become a member of YLSS? How much time does it take? When will YLSS meet? Is there an attendance policy? What is the cost to participate?

In YLSS, you can:

  • Explore Sandy Springs and learn how to be civically engaged
  • Network with a group of diverse students from high schools across the city
  • Discover what it takes to build a thriving community by speaking with business, human services, and civic leaders.
  • Learn the skills that will allow you to reach your leadership potential
Applications are for the fall class of 2019 were due March 16, 2019 and are now closed. Please check back in January of 2020 for the class of 2021.

Eligible students must either:

  • Attend a high school within the city limits of Sandy Springs
  • Reside in Sandy Springs but attend a high school outside the city limits, or
  • Reside in Sandy Springs and be in a homeschool program
  • Students must have the approval of their principal to miss six school days throughout the school-calendar year. Students must agree to YLSS’s attendance requirements and code of conduct.
Tuition is $500 per student. Limited financial assistance is available.

The focus of YLSS is not the one year you are in the program, rather it is what you do in the years that follow. We have the responsibility to use what we learned to make a difference.

Mary Catherine Thompson, Davidson

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