Youth Leadership Rutherford

Youth Leadership Rutherford is a personal development program designed to educate and enhance the quality of leadership skills in high school seniors while promoting community awareness and civic engagement.

Applications for the 2023-2024 class are now open!

The submission deadline is 4:30 PM on Friday, March 3, 2023.


Youth Leadership Rutherford YLR consists of a an orientation program, seven program days from October through April, and graduation in April. Each day focuses on a real-world topic and explores issues of leadership within that area. The goal of each day is to open the minds of participants to the viewpoints that surround each topic and enable young people to become more visionary leaders.

• To enhance leadership skills and increase community awareness in high school students
• To provide students with a practical understanding of major challenges and opportunities facing Rutherford County
• To enhance the educational experie