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

The program begins with an evening kick-off and Saturday retreat. The class then explores Sandy Springs through six interactive week-day programs and develops your leadership skills in two Sunday afternoon workshops. The year-long program concludes with a closing retreat on a Sunday afternoon. To keep students from missing the same classes each month, meeting days and times will vary.

In YLSS, students:

  • 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.

View Sample YLSS Calendar

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