Posted: Monday, May 16, 2022

Greenville County School District is now accepting applications for the Youth Leadership Greenville (YLG) program. Youth Leadership Greenville (YLG) is open to high school juniors in Greenville County Schools.  Students apply during their sophomore year to participate in their junior year of high school.  The cost to participants is $125 payable upon acceptance into the program. To ensure the protection of instructional time as much as possible, YLG classes are slated to take place on public school holidays, teacher workdays, or in the evenings. Families are required to provide transportation to and from the Greenville County School District Office or nearby locations for each of the sessions that comprise YLG.

The actual class dates will be sent once applicants have been accepted into the program. These classes will introduce YLG class participants to topics such as the history of the greater Greenville area, local human service agencies, Greenville’s rich culture of fine and performing arts, the civil and criminal justice systems, educational opportunities, and the role of the local government. The application must be completed in its entirety for the applicant to receive consideration. Please review the application before submitting to ensure that the information is complete and the requested references have been sent.

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Applicants for Youth Leadership Greenville must complete and submit the application below, along with two letters of reference from a teacher, school counselor, coach, or principal by Friday, May 27, 2022, for selection. Letters of reference need to be sent to Please indicate your first and last name in the subject line when submitting your letters of reference.

Youth Leadership Greenville Application

The selection committee will consider each candidate’s involvement in extracurricular activities, past/current leadership roles, application essays, and letters of reference. Multiple students can be selected per school based on the number of applicants from that school and the strength of applications received.

Students will be notified by June 27, 2022, of their acceptance into YLG Class 16. If selected, the participant will be required to submit the acceptance forms and program fee of $125 on the date specified in the acceptance letter. Should the $125 participation fee present a financial hardship, applicants may apply for a scholarship. For scholarship information and any questions, please contact Youth Leadership Greenville at

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