Applications open in August 2022.


TLT Youth and Adult Leadership Academy is a six-week program presented by TLT- Tomorrow’s Leaders Today to any interested 14-17 year old together with an adult 18 years or older, who live or work in Collin or Denton county, held two times a year.  Community focused sessions are 3 hours long, once a week ending with a certificate of graduation.  

The purpose of TLT Youth and Adult Leadership Academy is to bring together emerging community and business leaders to encourage them to learn about, to question, to dream about, and to care for their community. Each session explores leadership dynamics, social service organizations, servant leadership, community growth and education, community health and safety, community government and community culture and leisure.  Each member will work with their class building on and using their leadership skills to complete a class project that will benefit the community.

Participants are introduced to local officials, school board trustees, administrators, community leaders, as well as, local nonprofits and volunteer opportunities. Leadership skill topics are taught with active participation along with life-skills. Each graduate is encouraged to actively contribute to the community’s growth and future.   



TLT Youth and Adult Leadership Academy (YAALA) has the following objectives:

  1. To inform the participants about the community’s history, government, social needs, opportunities and existing processes for improvement.
  2. To introduce the participants to and establish dialogue with each other and the current leaders in their community.
  3. To encourage the participants to actively participate in future activities which contribute to the growth and betterment of the community.
  4. To provide current and future employers with a source of knowledgeable and trained leaders who can and will have a positive impact on the community.


TLT Youth and Adult Leadership Academy (YAALA) provides individuals with a program that assists in the development of leadership characteristics and skills. Individuals participate in various hands-on learning activities that will help identify personal values, visions, and life-long goals. 

The program provides important concepts crucial to an emerging leader, ranging from problem solving to time management. Graduates of the program acquire a working knowledge of themselves as well as their community. 

In short, TLT Youth and Adult Leadership Academy (YAALA) not only produces leaders, it also enriches the lives of all who participate in the program.


TLT Youth and Adult Leadership Academy (YAALA) Classes run throughout the year, Spring, Summer and Fall.

Fall 2022 Class sign-up period runs from August 1 to September 10. Check in July for TENTATIVE class schedule. 

Cost for the Program is $175 for both youth participant and their adult.  Both must participate. Local Chamber Member adults receive a discount. Being a Local Chamber of Commerce Member is not a requirement.  

COMING FALL 2022. Applications open in August 2022.

If you have interest in participating or having this program brought to your community, send an email to 

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.