In-Person Program Application Process
The application process is designed to help us learn about each participants’ desired career goals, motivation and interest in leadership development, and give back to their communities. Our goal is to create a group of participants who will benefit from this experience, as well as contribute to the TLT: Tomorrow’s Leaders Today (TLT) program and to their communities now and in the future.
Click here to access the In-Person Participant application for the 2020 academic year during the appropriate session open period.
The application consists of a student information section and a questionnaire.
The questionnaire consists of five questions, each with a character limit of 1,500 (including spaces). The application questions are as follows:
1: Why are you applying for the TLT Leaders Program and what do you want to gain from the program?
2: Tell us about a personal accomplishment that makes you proud.
3: From your own experience and knowledge, what does a good leader look like and do?
4: What problems (in your school, neighborhood, community, etc.) would you like to learn more about and/or address?
5: In what ways have you served your community & why was it important to you?
Other required items that must be submitted with the application
- Letter of Recommendation
- Deposit $25 collected upon application submission
- Photo Release Form
- Parental/Participant Consent Form
The total non-refundable TLT tuition is $275 which helps to offset the costs of staff time, materials and other program costs required to operate the program. Upon Notification that the applicant has been selected, the balance of the tuition ($250) must be paid in full prior to the first session.
TLT is committed to ensuring that qualified young people can participate regardless of their family’s ability to pay tuition. For that reason, we have established a limited scholarship fund and award financial assistance based on need. Scholarships are awarded based on family income, size and other factors related to a family’s ability to pay, as well as the financial assistance funds available. Please click here for instructions to apply.
Each applicant will be reviewed and selection is made based on their application, references and essay.
Applicants are selected without regard to race, creed, ethnicity or national origin, socioeconomic status or ability to pay, disability, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or other protected factors
In Person TLT Student Participant Application
Please review the application process instructions entirely before you complete the online application below or download a hard copy here to submit manually. For scholarship information, please click here.
TLT 9 week, In-Person Participant Application Instructions
Hello student participant applicant!
Please make note. The application period for each in person 9 week program will OPEN the first Monday and CLOSE the Second Friday by 5 PM as follows:
- Fall Program: Applications open July – August 31 (Classes are held Sept-Nov)
- Spring Program – Application submission period is November – December 31. Classes are held Jan- April
- Summer Program – Application submission period is April through May. Classes held June – August
Before you get started, carefully read the seven simple application instructions/steps below.
Step 1. Talk to your parent or guardian. You’ll need permission to participate. Specific student participant and parent/guardian contact information consent form is required to complete the application.
Step 2. Participant must prepare answers to two of the following three questions:
- Why are you interested in learning about Leadership?
- If you are currently in the process of launching your own business or social movement or if you have a creative, innovative idea for a business or social movement, please describe.
- What leadership story, either from the past or currently, inspires you? Please describe.
Step 3: Prepare a brief essay (approximately 300 words) on the following topic:
Describes a situation when you demonstrated at least two of the following characteristics of successful leaders: persistence, inquisitiveness, self-confidence, tolerance for failure, creativity, innovation, personal initiative, competitiveness, commitment, strong management and organizational skills
* Keep in mind: we recommend that you type your responses and save them on your computer before copying and pasting into the application.
Step 4: Upload your current resume
Step 5: Request and upload a letter of recommendation (ask a teacher, counselor, sports coach, club adviser, church leader, personal mentor, etc.).
Step 6: Upload the completed photo release form
Step 7: Be sure to have a credit card handy for the $25 application fee. After all, it’s an investment in your future!
Remember, participants are required to complete the participant application by themselves, parents/guardians will sign on their consent form that this took place.
Have you gathered everything above? You’re ready to begin
The information contained in this application will be treated as confidential by TLT: Tomorrow’s Leaders Today, Inc. and may be legally privileged. It is intended solely for the use of TLT: Tomorrow’s Leaders Today, Inc. program.