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Youth Training Program:
Our Mission

To prepare and encourage students from diverse backgrounds to serve as leaders among their peers, while building their skills, commitment and desire to serve our community now and in the future.

Time Commitment:
Nine Month Program with 4 hour sessions once a month, an overnight retreat (1.5 days) prior to start of the school year, and a graduation ceremony at the end of the 9 month Program.

Class Size:
40 students are selected each year from all Arlington ISD high schools and can include students who reside in Arlington or AISD boundaries who attend Timberview HS, Summit HS, Kennedale HS and private schools.

Selection Process:
In the spring semester high school sophomores submit applications by the date listed on the application for participation in the program during their junior year. The class is selected and students and parents are invited to an Orientation in June.

Youth Program Application 

Monthly meetings on Mondays from 4:30-8:30 PM including dinner (note: the Economic Development Session will be from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm).  Topics include: Health and Human Services, Government, Leadership Skills, Education, Economic Development and Arts & Culture.

There is no cost to the students. Dinners are donated and costs kept to a minimum. Donations from organizations, corporations and individuals are gratefully received.


A steering committee of Leadership Arlington’s Adult & Youth Alumni plan and implement the program.

For additional information please email


Through Leadership Arlington, I learned more about the people that make Arlington a great place to live, work and play. I made a lot of new friends and renewed old ones while polishing my leadership skills. It was a fantastic experience.

- "City" Cheryel Carpenter,

Leadership Arlington taught me lessons about my hometown that I never knew before, and I talk to at least one Leadership friend every week. The program rewards its participants even after graduation.

- "Capitol" Keegan Drake


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