…And the winner of the 2018 Selfie Scavenger Hunt is…. (drum roll, please)…..

Ellen’s Team!!!


For Campers & Parents:

The 2018 camp has ended. We thank you for your support and another wonderful event!

Online registration for the next Academy will begin in Spring 2019.

The 2018 Academy took place June 25th – 29th and campers enjoyed a great curriculum.

We look forward to another exciting camp in 2019! Please check back for updates and 2018 pics.

Please be sure to read through our  truman-youth-leadership-academy-policies-and-procedures before camp begins.

The University of Missouri Student Center address is 901 Rollins Rd., Columbia, MO 65211

In the meantime: check out coverage of the 2017 Academy on KOMU!

Check out the Downtown Optimist Club for some great scholarship opportunites!

For Volunteers:

Applications for summer camp leaders are now closed and will reopen in Spring 2019.


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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 and sponsors!