Youth Leadership Academy now accepting Applications for 2015


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News Release Date: September 11, 2015

Contact: Toni Webber, 501-374-1957

The Little Rock Central High School NHS Youth Leadership Academy: Agents of Change is a program sponsored by Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site. This program will include fifteen high school students from the greater Little Rock area. Submissions will be accepted immediately and the deadline for submissions is Monday, October 5, 2015. The selection of students will be announced on Friday, October 9. 2015.

The purpose of the Youth Leadership Academy: Agents of Change is to involve young leaders at the Historic Site to promote volunteerism, nonviolence, youth empowerment and stewardship for the National Park Service. Our mission is to help develop student leaders, raise consciousness in communities, and encourage creativity in education about civil and human rights. Participants will seek knowledge of themselves and the local and global community, and pass that knowledge on to others as change agents for leadership and nonviolence.

The fifteen high school students will be empowered through interactive workshops, leadership training, and dialogue with influential guest speakers in order to foster global responsibility and service to the community. One unique aspect of the Youth Leadership Academy: Agents of Change is the youth involvement in the planning and implementation of the program.The Academy will run from Friday, October 9 to September 2016.

Applications can be picked up at the Historic Site Visitor Center or download a copy of the YLA 2015 Application. 

For more information, please contact Toni Webber at (501) 374-1957 or

Download a copy of the YLA 2015 Press Release

Last updated: September 12, 2015

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