HYL Application

Deadline:  February 28, 2020

To be eligible for the program you must:

  • Be a resident of Hancock County or attend a high school in Hancock County.
  • Be academically sound. A minimum 3.0 grade point average is required.
  • Be approved by your principal, guidance counselor, or homeschooling instructor.
  • Demonstrate a potential for leadership in school and/or community activities.
  • Have an interest in addressing the issues affecting your community.
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and responsible behavior within the program and at school.

Expectations of selected HYL applicant:

  • Applicants must commit to full participation and attendance in the program. 
  • Students unable to attend the Kickoff Retreat scheduled for August 14 may forfeit their position in HYL.
  • Absences from program activities may result in removal from the program. 
  • This program requires students to be in attendance for each monthly session (there are a total of 9). Session days are held during school days and occasionally when school is not in session.

Application Instructions

  • Responses must be submitted online. Handwritten responses will not be accepted. Make an arrangement with your guidance counselor or homeschool instructor to access a computer to complete the form if necessary.
  • All information provided is subject to verification. False, inaccurate, illegible, incomplete or reformatted applications will be disqualified.
  • Attention to detail matters. Essay content and grammar mechanics are evaluated. Please double check your responses for any spelling mistakes.

HYL Class of 2021 Application

  • Student Information

    Applicant's personal information will remain anonymous to the Selection Committee
    • Please enter your legal name. If you prefer a nickname, please indicate that in the Nickname field.
    • Please submit an email address that is checked consistently throughout the year.
    • adult sizing
  • SECTION 1: HYL Program Understanding, Student Commitment, Activities

    Remember: Attention to detail matters. Essay content and grammar mechanics are evaluated. Please double check your responses for any spelling mistakes.
  • ActivityDid you have a leadership role? Yes/NoLeadership Role/TitleYears Participated 
    Use the (+) button to add a new activity.
  • SECTION 2: ESSAYS

    Remember: Attention to detail matters. Essay content and grammar mechanics are evaluated. Please double check your responses for any spelling mistakes.
  • HYL Agreement & Cost Information

  • The cost of the program is $225, payable after selection.
    Scholarships are available. Please do not let the cost of the program keep you from applying.
    This fee covers costs associated with the program including the opening retreat, speakers, T-shirts, food and transportation.
  • 2020-2021 Tentative Session Dates
    August 13, 2020 | Meet and Greet Evening Gathering (w/Parents)
    August 14, 2020 | Leadership Skills-Building All Day Retreat at Camp Berry
    August 18, 2020 | Agriculture Day
    September 22, 2020 | Health and Human Services Day
    October 20, 2020 | Justice and Law Day
    November 17, 2020 | Arts and Media Day
    December 12, 2020 | Service Saturday with Wreaths Across America
    January 18, 2021 | Diversity Day
    February 15, 2021 | Business and Economic Development Day
    March 7, 2021 | Class Project Activity
    April 20, 2020 | Public Speaking and Evening Graduation