Youth Leadership Long Beach Program

The Youth Leadership Long Beach program is a unique opportunity for 30+ area high school students to join with emerging youth leaders from other schools to experience a community leadership program based on principled leadership. The eight-month program is focused around community issues (government, education, etc.) and sessions are centered around our core leadership principles: integrity, teamwork, ethics, accountability, respect, commitment, courage, trusteeship, congruence, compassion, vision, values, personal responsibility and service.


The program includes a three-day weekend leadership retreat in the mountains, program sessions at community sites such as City Hall, the Airport, Port of Long Beach and Boeing and concludes with a graduation ceremony. Along with attending the class sessions, the program participants will create and implement a community service project to bring about positive change in the Long Beach community.

Youth Leadership Long Beach 
Class of 2018

We are currently accepting applications for the Youth LLB Class of 2018.


Below are the dates for next year's program - beginning in October 2017. A full commitment of participation is expected, including required attendance at the orientation (October 7, 2017) and leadership retreat (October 13-15, 2017) and RoboBowl (April TBD).

*October 7, 2017   Orientation
*October 13 – 15   Leadership Retreat at Big Bear
November 4     Human Relations
December 8    Government & Public Service
January 6, 2018   Education
January 27   Working in the Community
February  TBD    Community Partner Day: Boeing
March TBD   Community Partner Day: Port of LB
*April TBD   RoboBowl (Service project)
May  TBD    Youth Graduation




* A REQUIRED session necessary for program participation and completion


December 8 is a Friday session necessary for access to City Hall and its staff.


(Activity/Topics subject to change due to the availability of presenters, facilities and resources)


Participants must agree to the following: *

  • A REQUIRED Orientation Session will be held October 7, 2017
  • A REQUIRED Class Retreat will be held October 13-15, 2017 in the Big Bear Area.
  • A REQUIRED Class Community Service Project will be held in April (Date TBD).


YLLB 2018 class members should also expect to meet on days and times outside of the regularly scheduled sessions to work on service project and other YLLB activities (MLK, Jr. Parade, MLK Service Day, YLLB graduation, etc.).

Selected applicants will interview with the LLB Selection Committee panel.  Interview times and dates will be communicated to applicants in late June as interviews will be conducted in July and early August.

Complete the next three web pages for the Youth LLB Class of 2018 application.

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