>Youth Application

Eligibility Requirements

  • Enrollment as a student in the Kearney School District or home schooled in the Kearney area.
  • Applications must be submitted during the spring of sophomore year for participation as juniors.
  • Students selected must commit to full participation in the program.
  • Participants must have a desire to develop and utilize leadership skills.

Selection Process

  • Application deadline will be May 15th of every year. 
  • The Leadership Kearney Board of Directors Selection Committee will review applications in confidence.
  • All applicants will be notified in writing no later than July 1 as to their acceptance to the program.
  • Personal information that might identify the candidates is not revealed to the committee members.

Graduation Requirements

  • Attendance is required at all sessions and the opening retreat. The sessions will be held during the day until approximately 3:30 p.m. and should not interfere with after school activities, with the exception of the State Government Day. Every effort will be made to avoid conflicts with the other school functions. Your teachers and coaches are aware of this program and your absence from school during these sessions will be allowed. One excused absence from the program may be allowed under certain pre-arranged circumstances.  Participation is a privilege, so attendance is your responsibility.
  • Participation in a Youth Leadership Kearney organized community project.

Program Funding

  • Program Funding Participation in Youth Leadership Kearney has no cost to the individual participants. However, youth participants will be responsible for contacting and securing sponsorships for themselves prior to the opening retreat. Sponsorships are $250 per youth participant. Selected youth are responsible for reporting their progress in the program to their sponsor throughout the year.

Youth Application


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