The 2020 Academy will take place

July 20th-24th

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!

2017 Academy participants: Mayor and City Council members

city council

2015 campers after our mock city council meeting

IMG_0180Campers on a behind the scenes tour of City Hall

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.

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Apply today and learn about how you can become a future leader!