Today’s Youth, Tomorrow’s Leaders!
What is the Youth Leadership Laredo Initiative?
Youth Leadership Laredo Initiative is a comprehensive youth program that creates confident, leadership-oriented students who can achieve personal success.
The Y.L.L.I. is made possible through the Laredo Chamber of Commerce with a strong collaboration by the students’ home schools.
Students will be asked to commit 5 years to the Leadership Program, starting in their 8th-grade year. The student will be required to do the following in order to stay in the program.
• Submit an Application
• Annual Program fee of $100.00
• Advance each year to the next grade
• Stay drug free
• Participate in a program fundraiser
• Attend at least 75% of all sessions
Youth Leadership Laredo Activities
Weekend Kick-off Program
This event begins with an orientation for new participants and their parents. The Leadership session will consist of a guest speaker who defines leadership through his/her experience. Four Saturday sessions with various assigned topics based on grade level will be conducted.
• Health, Fitness, and Nutrition for life
• Citizenship-Defined as Civic Leadership
• Leadership skills
Students will attend one field trip a year for each grade level assigned to reinforce the session taught during the Kick Off Weekend Program.
• Local History
• Civic Engagement
School Year Presentations
Two seminars will be performed per grade level throughout the school year which will cover the following.
• Professionalism / Enlightenment