The Alameda County Youth Leadership Academy (YLA) is a free, educational program that enables high school youth to learn about local government while completing a career development and job readiness program alongside their peers. This award-winning program emphasizes interaction, engagement, and collaboration amongst cohort members and County leadership to learn about County programs, services, and community-based issues.

The 2020 Alameda County YLA will be held from September 2020 to October 2020 at County facilities throughout Alameda County.

  • Session 1: September 12
  • Session 2: September 19
  • Session 3: September 26
  • Session 4: October 10
  • Session 5: October 24

To be eligible, applicants must be a high school junior or senior at a school within Alameda County, and reside in Alameda County. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis with consideration given to geographic location to ensure representation of all five Board of Supervisors districts


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