Leadership Academy

2019 Academy

We had a wonderful academy this past summer and have already started planning our Summer 2019 session!

To wait-list your child, please click here: Leadership Academy 2019 

Thank you and if you have any questions, please call us at (562) 493-4043.


Leadership Academy 2019

 July 15 - 19, 2019

The Youth Center, 10909 Oak St, Los Alamitos CA 90720

1:00pm – 5:30pm

 Fee:  $294 – first 25 registered students are only $5.00! It's almost FREE! 
Click HERE to Register! - Registration for class of 2018 is closed.

These eye-opening topics taught me how crucial it is to have everything in order. I think these facts truly opened my eyes to how important it is to enter into adulthood being prepared.”  – Garret Crosbie, Leadership Academy Graduate

(This program is designed for students ages 16-19)


To provide high school students and graduates with specialized training on how to handle real-world challenges outside of high school.  The Youth Center Leadership Academy will partner with local businesses, educators and residents to provide training on everything from goal setting, banking, resume building and interviewing, an introduction to cooking, and basic car maintenance.  Opportunities for mentors and local internships will be available to all.


The Youth Center will select 30 youth candidates from 16-19 years old.


Local business professionals and organizations, and educators will be instructing each segment.


Each participant will have access to a mentor for ongoing guidance after the Academy.   


The Youth Center will work with local business to offer participants internships to gain workplace experience and job skills.


Monday, July 16 – Thursday, July 19

The Youth Center, 10909 Oak St, Los Alamitos CA 90720

1:00pm – 5:30pm


How to set your goals
How to write your resume, take an interview, or land a job

How to manage your life on your own
How to manage money

How to speak effectively

How to work cooperatively in teams (college prep)

How to travel smart & effectively

Starting your own business
and more!


Upon completion of the Academy, each participant will take away the following:

  1. Certificate of Completion
  2. Written Goals
  3. Letter of Recommendation
  4. Résumé
  5. Bank Account, upon parent approval
  6. Professional photo
  7. Mentor
  8. Peer to peer friendships