The Truman Youth Leadership Academy is sponsored by the Institute of Public Policy, the Truman School of Public Affairs and MU Extension.

For Campers & Parents:

The 2020 Academy will take place July 20th – 24th and we look forward to providing our campers with a great curriculum. We thank every one of our patrons, sponsors, and partners for their continued support!

Parents of interested incoming students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades may apply for enrollment by downloading the application and mailing it to:

Caroline Kelly, Program Coordinator|Truman Youth Leadership Academy|900 University Avenue |137 Middlebush Hall |Columbia, MO 65211.

For Volunteers:

Applications for summer camp leaders are now open through April 22nd. The TYLA camp counselor application is available for download here. Completed applications can be emailed to mutspayouth@missouri.edu.


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A few words from TYLA ’17 and ’18 featured guest Brianna Lennon:

“My morning with the Truman Youth Leadership Academy was memorable. We
worked on stump speeches for local office and the kids were really
invested in their platforms and promises as candidates. It was great
to see their excitement and intelligence shine through as they
delivered their speeches. Their energy was contagious and it was clear
that many of them were thinking about running for office in the
future. I know that I got as much out of the experience as they did.”

Thank you to our partners!