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

Ellen’s Team!!!


For Campers & Parents:

Applications for campers participating in the 2018 Academy are now open!

Click here to download the TYLA Application 2018.

Online registration is now available through Eventbrite.

The 2018 Academy will take place June 25th – 29th.

We look forward to another exciting camp!

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 open!

Inquiring volunteers, please visit our page for deadlines, position descriptions, and pertinent information for the upcoming 2018 Camp!

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A few words from TYLA ’17 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 2017 partners and sponsors!