HYL Application

Application Due Date: March 19, 2021

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 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 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 2022 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.
  • 2021-2022 Tentative Session Dates

    August 19 | Meet and Greet w/Parents
    August 20 | All-Day Retreat
    September 21 | Diversity Day
    October 26 | Health & Human Services Day
    November 16 | Agriculture Day
    December 14 | Servant Leadership Day
    January 17, 2022 | Arts & Media
    February 21, 2022 | Business & Economic Development Day
    March 22, 2022 | Justice & Law Day
    April 26, 2022 | Public Speaking & Graduation