Youth Leadership Greater Washington

Founded in 1991, Youth Leadership Greater Washington (YLGW) provides a six-month, interactive youth leadership development and community education program for high school sophomores and juniors in Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC. YLGW seeks to connect youth leaders while raising their awareness of critical regional issues.

YLGW youth leaders handshake exercise


Each year Leadership Greater Washington selects proven or aspiring youth leaders from diverse backgrounds and provides them with the opportunity to learn from some of the area's most important decision makers to study various topics such as diversity, the arts, health, public service and community service. YLGW is open to public, private and charter school students across the region and engages the young leaders in professional skill-building activities so the participants walk away with the resources needed to be more effective at school, at home and within their community. Join our mailing list to receive updates about LGW and YLGW deadlines. Meet two YLGW youth leaders in our blog post.


Coming Soon: Applications for the Youth Leadership Greater Washington Class of 2016!