The 2020 Academy will take place
Our 2020 camp applications are available here
Please be sure to our read through our truman-youth-leadership-academy-policies-and-procedures before camp begins!
2015 campers after our mock city council meeting
About the Academy
The Truman Youth Leadership Academy is a week-long summer day camp promoting empowerment through civic involvement and leadership with the University of Missouri’s four core values: Respect, Responsibility, Discovery, and Excellence. By motivating youth to pursue leadership roles in their schools, churches, and local communities, we can inspire them to guide their generation to positions of great responsibility and opportunity in the future.
The Truman Youth Leadership Academy is open to all incoming 6th, 7th and 8th-grade students with an interest in exploring leadership skills or civic involvement. The camp will be held July 20th-24th, from 9 AM-4 PM each day, lunch and snacks will be provided each day. Parents can drop their campers off as early as 8:30 AM if needed. The educational aspects of the camp will focus on developing the values, skills, and experiences necessary to become a positive and responsible leader in their community. We will be participating in games and activities on campus that challenge and involve our campers in a fun and educational environment!
Up to 40 middle-school students (incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th graders) will be selected to attend the camp. Seats will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.