HYL Application

Application deadline: Friday, March 11, 2022

To be eligible for the program you must:

  • Be a resident of Hancock County or attend a high school/homeschool in Hancock County.
  • Demonstrate dedication in the classroom and be academically sound.
  • Be approved by your principal, guidance counselor, or homeschooling instructor.
  • Demonstrate potential for leadership in school and/or community activities.
  • Have an interest in learning 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. 
  • Absences from the retreat/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. 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, incomplete, or reformatted applications will be disqualified.

HYL Class of 2023 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.
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    • 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.
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        List the extracurricular activities you've participated in or completed. Include part-time jobs, sports, community events, and civic or faith-based activities.
      • 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.
      • 2022-2023 Tentative Session Dates

        August 18 | Meet and Greet w/Parents
        August 19 | All-Day Retreat
        September 27 | Diversity Day
        October 18 | Health & Human Services Day
        November 15 | Agriculture Day
        December 14 | Servant Leadership Day
        January 17, 2023 | Arts & Media
        February 22, 2023 | Business & Economic Development Day
        March 22, 2023 | Justice & Law Day
        April 26, 2023 | Public Speaking & Graduation