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Welcome, Scholars!

Introducing the YLeader Program

We are thrilled to reveal our YLeader Program. We have restructured and re-branded the Top Scholar Program to include all of your incredible ideas. 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:

  • Completely Individual and team challenge based

  • Team meetings every other week

  • Large YBLA events every second Saturday

  • More opportunities for Mentoring and Community Service

  • YLeader Polo, Dress Shirt and Drawstring Bag

  • Points that result in prizes and awards

  • Opportunity for International Service 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.

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)

Non-refundable Registration fee:

A non-refundable registration fee is due for all students upon sign-up.  Monthly rate- $79 for 5 months (January - May) or One-time payment of $355 (10% discount) before the start of the program.

Additional Discounts: 

10% on monthly and one-time payment for siblings. Scholarships are available for need based students after completion of YBLA’s scholarship application

Registration fee:

It saves your space in the program. As part of your new member registration you will receive a YBLA polo shirt, long-sleeve dress shirt, drawstring bag, access to our mobile app.

Entry points to join membership:

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. Students who enter during the Mid-Entry point participate in the program for 5 months


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

Session Schedule:

Team sessions will meet on Tuesday, Wednesday, and 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: For example- if you opt for Tuesday, September 11 at 5:00 p.m.; your next class session will be Tuesday, September 25 at 5:00 p.m.

YBLA Locations:

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

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

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