Youth Leadership Group (YLG) is specifically for Hmong youth ages 15–19. YLG uses theater as a vehicle to foster leadership skills, encourage civic engagement and heighten expectations for success after high school. The program is an intense year-long program for youth who have extremely high potential but little opportunity to reach that potential. The group meets regularly to discuss critical issues affecting the Hmong community; select, plan and organize a theatrical campaign to address the issue; and presents the campaign at a local theatre and tours to Universities, conferences, organizational events and libraries. Through the process of creating and implementing the campaign, youth develop skills in consensus and team-building, leadership and follow-through, as well as marketing, producing and community-building.
The 2016 Youth Leadership Group is now full and is no longer accepting applicants until January 2017. If you would like to contact the Youth Leadership Group, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!