Applications are being accepted for the 2019-2020 Young Leaders’ Academy of Baton Rouge, Inc.
The Young Leaders’ Academy of Baton Rouge, Inc. (YLA), is a program of academic excellence, leadership skill development and personal development for African American children in Baton Rouge. To encourage positive relationships, the Academy requires family involvement in the members’ activities with the program and offers access and opportunities for success to our members and families.
YLA’s Saturday Academy runs concurrently with the academic year and is held twice (2X) per month from 8:00-11:30 a.m. at Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) campus. Saturday Academy includes academic tutoring, field trips, educational games, STEM activities, computer lab access, conflict resolution, etiquette classes, nutrition, intramural sports, test-taking skills, financial literacy, gender-specific special workshops, and annual Summer Travel Experience. Parents are responsible for providing transportation to and from Academy programs.
- Each child must have a minimum 2.0 GPA in core curriculum subjects – Math, Language Arts, Science.
- Child must be a non-retained 3rd-7th grader residing in the Greater Baton Rouge area (including Baker, Zachary, Central, Ascension and WBR) to enroll.
- Parents and applicant must complete an Admissions Interview and sign Parental Engagement Contact.
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE FEBRUARY 28, 2020!
To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a 1 page Admissions Application!
The Young Leaders’ Academy exists to nurture the development of leadership abilities of young African American males and females, empowering them to improve the quality of their lives and be an active force for POSITIVE change in their communities.