Youth Presidential Leadership Council

A composite of three photos showing members of the Youth Presidential Leadership Council participating in park service projects including tree marking for trail work, curatorial work with artifacts, and a group photo in front of the Texas White House.
Top: YPLC members in front of the Texas White House.
Bottom Left: A YPLC member marks a tree during a trail staking project.
Bottom Right: Two YPLC members learn to assess the condition of artifacts with a park ranger.

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Welcome to the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park YPLC program!

What is YPLC?

The Youth Presidential Leadership Council (YPLC) was established in the fall of 2016 as a program to involve a diverse group of high school students in cultivating skills in the following areas:

• Leadership
• Volunteerism
• Civic engagement
• Youth empowerment
• Stewardship for the National Park Service

As participants in this program, students will experience empowerment through interactive workshops, leadership training, service projects, and dialogue with influential guest speakers. Expense-paid field trips to other national parks and related sites will also be part of the program. In addition, interested participants may be selected to join paid work programs within the National Park Service (NPS), which will meet the agency’s need to recruit and retain a diverse workforce and engage a new generation of park stewards.

The purpose of Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park Youth Presidential Leadership Council (YPLC) is to develop student leaders, raise consciousness in communities, and encourage creativity in education. Through the YPLC program youth will be empowered to become agents of change and public servants within the National Park Service, and in their local communities.

Students will be empowered to become active leaders and advocates of change in their communities. Students will gain an understanding and appreciation for the range, significance, and purpose of the National Park Service, and be among a diverse group of students who will be informed about future career possibilities in the NPS.

Selection Criteria:
The Selection Committee will objectively evaluate each applicant’s leadership potential, engagement with community, and interests in the National Park Service. We anticipate selecting between eight to twelve participants. Students will be notified of their selection for YPLC no later than Friday, October 5, 2018.

Preferential consideration will be given to current high school juniors and seniors, however all students of high school age are eligible to apply.

Interested? Apply!

Application period for the 2018-2019 YPLC begins Monday, September 5, 2018.
Complete and submit the application by 5:00 p.m., Friday, September 28, 2018:

Submit the 2018-2019 YPLC Google Forms Application online or print the 2018-2019 YPLC PDF Application (798 KB) to scan and submit by email to Applications can also be submitted by regular mail:

Attn: YPLC Coordinator
Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
P.O. Box 329
Johnson City, TX 78636

For questions or additional information call (830) 868-7128 and ask for David Graveline or email

Last updated: August 29, 2018

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Mailing Address:

100 Ladybird Lane
P.O. Box 329

Johnson City, TX 78636


(830) 868-7128

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