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The Student Experience
Through the Yosemite Leadership Program, I have gained confidence in myself, and a better understanding of my own personal values. -First-Year YLP Student
YLP Provides the Support of a Community
“The most valuable components to me are the sense of community and individual  leadership development which I have gained. YLP has given me a community I feel close to and safe with....
A Leadership Lifestyle Program
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We Believe

We believe our world needs intentional, value driven leadership and citizenship.  

We believe Earth is at a pivotal moment in time where our decisions as individuals within society will drastically impact life for the positive or the negative.  

We believe you are capable of incredible impact and transformation.

We believe you are our future.

Our Vision

The Yosemite Leadership Program (YLP) strives to be the premier student environmental leadership program in the nation. The YLP will foster synergy among government, business, and academia to develop tomorrow’s thoughtful, ethical, and innovative leaders.

Our Mission

YLP is leadership development that educates and inspires environmental advocacy and social change through skilled, ethical, innovative and intentional action while respecting cultural heritage and community.