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Attention Leaders!

It's Mid-Entry Time!

Introducing the YLeader Program

We are thrilled to welcome new leaders into our YLeader Program. We’ve filled our upcoming year with elements we know you are going to love!

The new YLeader program is a competitive leadership program that includes:

  • Individual and team challenges 

  • Team meetings every other week excluding December 

  • Large YBLA events every second Saturday

  • More opportunities for mentoring and community service

  • Two YLeader polo shirts and drawstring bag

  • Prizes and awards given based on points 

  • Opportunity to travel on an international mission trip

This model will allow students to become empowered and equipped to directly impact their peers and community. The YLeader program will also help our members prepare for college and discover new career possibilities.

More Info

YLeader Program Details

Membership Criteria

Must be a young black man or woman in grades 9 - 12th

Have a minimum weighted GPA- 3.0- (must provide proof of transcript at time of application if you did not receive a letter from CMS or CSS upon request)

Membership Fees

Non-refundable registration fee of $75 for all students.

The registration fee saves your space in the program. As part of your new member registration you will receive two YBLA polo shirts, drawstring bag, and access to our mobile app.  

Standard membership rate is $79 per month for 9 months (September - May). Mid-Entry leaders have a membership term of 5 months (January - May).


Additional Discounts

Families who select our full payment option will receive a 10% discount - Total amount of $640 for standard membership. Payment must be made prior to the start of the program.

10% discount for siblings.


Scholarships are available for need based students after completion of YBLA’s scholarship application:


Membership Enrollment Periods 

There will be 2 times to join YBLA. Regular entry is after the conference on August 4. If slots are available, there will be a second entry point in December. 

Program Duration

Membership programming runs for 9 months- September through May. Membership includes 2 weekday sessions and every second Saturday of each month, except for national holidays and in December. 


All members will wear YBLA’s YLeader shirts (paid for in registration fee), khaki or dark pants, dark belt and casual shoes to all YBLA sessions and events.

Session Schedule

Team sessions will meet on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday with an option to choose a 5:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. meeting time.

Time-frameEach weekday session will be 90 mins (5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.). Second Saturday sessions will last from 2 - 4 hrs.

Team sessions will meet every other week except in December.
For example: if you opt for Tuesday, October 9 at 5:00 p.m., your next class session will be Tuesday, October 23 at 5:00 p.m.

YBLA Locations

- North Charlotte- 416 McCullough Dr, Suite 215, Charlotte 28262

- South Charlotte- 814 Tyvola Road, Suite 118, Charlotte, North Carolina 28217

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