Introducing the YLeader Program
We are thrilled to reveal our YLeader Program. We have restructured and re-branded the Top Scholar Program to include all of your incredible ideas. We’ve filled our upcoming year with elements we know you are going to love!
The new YLeader program is a competitive leadership program that includes:
Completely Individual and team challenge based
Team meetings every other week
Large YBLA events every second Saturday
More opportunities for Mentoring and Community Service
YLeader Polo, Dress Shirt and Drawstring Bag
Points that result in prizes and awards
Opportunity for International Service Trip
This model will allow students to become empowered and equipped to directly impact their peers and community. The YLeader program will also help our members prepare for college and discover new career possibilities.
YLeader Program Details
Must be a young black man or woman in grades 9 - 12th
Have a minimum weighted GPA- 3.0- (must provide proof of transcript at time of application if you did not receive a letter from CMS or CSS upon request)
Non-refundable Registration fee:
A non-refundable registration fee is due for all students upon sign-up. Monthly rate- $79 for 5 months (January - May) or One-time payment of $355 (10% discount) before the start of the program.
10% on monthly and one-time payment for siblings. Scholarships are available for need based students after completion of YBLA’s scholarship application
It saves your space in the program. As part of your new member registration you will receive a YBLA polo shirt, long-sleeve dress shirt, drawstring bag, access to our mobile app.
Entry points to join membership:
There will be 2 times to join YBLA. Regular entry is after the conference on August 4. If slots are available there will be a second entry point in December.
Membership programming runs for 9 months- September through May. Membership includes 2 weekday sessions and every second Saturday of each month, except for national holidays. Students who enter during the Mid-Entry point participate in the program for 5 months
All members will wear YBLA’s YLeader shirts (paid for in registration fee), khaki pants, dark belt and casual shoes to all YBLA sessions and events.
Team sessions will meet on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday with an option to choose a 5:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. meeting time
Time-frame: Each weekday session will be 90 mins (5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.). Second Saturday sessions will last from 2 - 4 hrs.
Team sessions will meet every other week: For example- if you opt for Tuesday, September 11 at 5:00 p.m.; your next class session will be Tuesday, September 25 at 5:00 p.m.
- North Charlotte - 416 McCullough Dr, Suite 215, Charlotte 28262
- South Charlotte - 814 Tyvola Road, Suite 118, Charlotte 28217