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How do I become a member of the YLSS Program?
You must complete the application process which includes providing contact information, essays and a video and submit these materials accoording to the process outlined on the application. You can find the applications under the Apply Tab on the YLSS menu bar on this website.  The Program is open to Sandy Springs high school students who will be sophomores or juniors in the fall of the upcoming school year.  

How much time does this take and when do we meet?
The YLSS class year consists of ten program days and an evening Kick-Off:  6 required program days during school and 4 workshops on a Saturday or Sunday. As part of the application process, you will need to get permission from your school principal and parents to miss school. To avoid students missing the same classes each month, we vary the days of the week we meet.  You will get a calendar of all our meeting dates and times at Kick-Off. We try to end each program day so that you are back at school for afternoon activities and transportation home. 

Is there an attendance policy?
Yes, all class members are expected asked to agree to attend all program days. We realize emergencies arise and ask that you let the YLSS Director know as soon as you know you will be missing a program day. 

Is there a dress code?
You will be told what to wear for each program day.  On days that we meet with Business and Civid Leaders, you will be asked to dress in Business Casual.  Jeans and t-shirts are appropriate for outdoor and leadership workshop days.

What is the cost to participate?
YLSS is a tuition-based program and costs $500 per student.  A limited number of partial  and full scholarships are available.  Contact the director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

What transportation is needed? 
All YLSS students must provide their own transportation to and from all events.   

How does YLSS communicate?
We communicate through email and text messaging.  Students must have an email address that they check regularly and a phone with text messaging capabilities. 

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