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.
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.
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.
As the University of California, Merced and Yosemite National Park grapple with the responsibility of keeping their respective communities safe, the Yosemite Leadership Program is developing powerful and engaging experiences for the coming year. The opportunity to adventure, to chellenge ourselves, to grow, and to build a tight-knit community is still available to us. This year's participants will have one of the most unique outdoor engagement, community service, and professional development experiences of any cohort thus far. We are leveraging an array of available technologies, a broad professional network of leaders and speakers from around the world, and the passion of each student participant to create a powerful experience that will give students an important edge in their career and personal goals.
To access the 2021 application, please visit our apply page. Applications are due Monday, September 6, 11:59pm.
To learn more about the programs offered this fall, please visit our programs page.
For other leadership opportunities and leader-development programs, visit the Margo F. Souza Leadership Center site.