YLSS takes you behind the scenes for an insider's view of our community and demonstrates what it means to be a leader.

 Student activity includes:

  • Meet at City Springs to get a close-up look at city government.
  • Grab cell phones for a scavenger hunt discovering rarely-explored places in Sandy Springs.
  • Meet with the police, fire department, and safety professionals to learn how Sandy Springs is kept safe.
  • Observe a court room in action and go behind the scenes at the county jail.
  • Crawl on the floor with preschoolers, stock a food bank or do crafts with senior citizens for a look at the nonprofits that serve others in our community.
  • Visit small and large companies to learn how businesses drive the economy. 
  • Investigate environmental issues along the Chattahoochee River.
  • Develop leadership skills through communication and personal styles workshops.
  • Figure out what kind of leader you are and will become.

Year-Long: In the year-long program, we explore Sandy Springs through six interactive week-day programs and develop your leadership skills in two weekend afternoon workshops.  The program opens with a Kick-Off evening and concludes with a Closing Retreat on a Sunday afternoon.  Open to high school sophomores and juniors, we vary meeting times to keep students from missing the same classes each month.  Students must have their own transportation to and from each program day.

Summer SnapShotThis program allows students to experience the highlights of YLSS without missing school.  Open to all Sandy Springs High School students, we meet for five consecutive days in early June, shortly after school concludes for the year.  Students must have their own transportation to and from each program day.

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