How many students are accepted to the program?
Each year 50 high school students from Escambia and Santa Rosa County schools participate in the Youth LeaP program. The program is a combination of training and hands-on exercises, combined with a partnership program which aims to expose these potential leaders to places and processes that most adult leaders never have the chance to experience.
The purpose of the Youth Leadership Pensacola selection process is to choose a class of approximately 6 participants from each participating high school, who are in the 9th or 10th grade during the application process and who will participate in Youth Leadership Pensacola as high school sophomores and juniors. A positive learning environment will be created through the Youth LeaP curriculum.