Youth LEADERship


What is Youth LEADERship?

Youth LEADERship Ashtabula County is a leadership program for high school juniors in Ashtabula County. The goal is to acquire and strengthen leadership skills while increasing community engagement. In Youth LEADERship, students learn how to lead by doing; we work in teams to solve real-world problems.


Students work on real community problems that matter to them and their team. At the end of the year, each team presents their evidence-based solutions to community leaders. As a result, students master creative problem solving, critical thinking collaboration, self-management, and citizenship.

Each month we embark on various on-site visits and work with existing community leaders on issues that are real and urgent in our community. Participants take a deep dive into the different sectors and the diverse community that is Ashtabula County, including; business, labor, economy, government, health and human services, and recreation sectors.

Why Youth LEADERship?

General Information

Youth Leadership 2019 - 2020 Calendar

ALL Groups  Wed., Sept. 4, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Orientation             Kent State University at Ashtabula

ALL Groups Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, 7:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Opening Retreat     Beaumont Camp


October Program Day Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM


November Program Day Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM


December Program Day Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM

January Program Day Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM


February Program Day Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM


March Program Day Friday, Mar. 13, 2020, 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM


April Program Day Friday, Apr. 24, 2020, 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM


May Closing Day Retreat Friday, May 8, 2020, 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM

​​Call us:

(440) 998-3888

Mailing Address: 

PO Box 643 Ashtabula OH 44005