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Youth Leadership Tallahassee

Year-long program bringing together a diverse group of high-school juniors from public and private schools in Tallahassee who have demonstrated leadership potential in formal and informal situations, and preparing them to become ethical leaders committed to active community involvement.

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About the Program

Students attend a series of sessions offered between July and April including an opening retreat, six program days, graduation, a class project and an opportunity to serve on a community organization’s board of directors.

The overnight Opening Retreat focuses on team building and defining what leadership is. Students have an opportunity to explore a personal philosophy of leading and leadership. Interaction with classmates at the retreat and throughout the year helps foster life-long bonds.

The six program days focus on various current topics related to issues in the Tallahassee area. Held on school days from 8:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m., participants in the class will meet at a central location in the community to begin the day’s experience. A typical day on business and technology might include:

  • A panel discussion about entrepreneurship made up of young entrepreneurs and moderated by a top local business leader;
  • Site tours of businesses in our community with local and international impact including presentations by their CEOs;
  • A leadership skill-building exercise on interviewing techniques or goal setting;
  • A class team building activity focusing on developing the class website for use during the year and beyond;

How To Apply

To learn about the program application process and requirements, click HERE.

Current Class

Youth Leadership Tallahassee Class 10

Lilliann  Andrews, Godby

Taylor  Barnes, S.A.I.L.

Rachel  Bates, N. Fla. Christian

Ashley  Blanco-Allewelt, JPII

Muireall  Brown, Leon

Julianna  Coughlin, Leon

Dania  Covington Antwan, Leon

Rachel  Dawkins, N. Fla. Christian

Justin  Diekman, N. Fla. Christian

Leanne  Duke, Godby

Dawson  Engstrom, Chiles

Emily  Guimaraes, Florida High

Grayson  Heath, Homeschool

Matias  Herrera, S.A.I.L.

Carrie  Kimbrough, Rickards

Maya  King, Maclay

Mikael  Lewis, Leon

Julia  Marshall, Chiles

Michael  Mattox, Leon

Tyson “Ty” Murray, Chiles

Kennedy  Nelson, Lincoln

Bibiana  Nunez, Leon

Malkia “Kia” Peterson, Rickards

Karthik  Pottabatula, Rickards

Ehab  Rasul, Leon

Rachel  Rivers, Maclay

Garrison  Rolle, Maclay

Aleksa  Rosier, S.A.I.L.

Zachary “Zac” Schroepfer, Chiles

Shane  Smith, Lincoln

Matthew  Sweeney, Maclay

Alexandra  White, N. Fla. Christian

Clark Whitley, JP II

Jaiya  Williams, Godby


Past Graduates

The Who’s Who of Youth Leadership Tallahassee.

Class 1
Class 2
Class 3
Class 4
Class 5
Class 6
Class 7
Class 8
Class 9

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