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Participants are selected based on the following criteria:

Dear Applicant:


On behalf of the Youth Leadership Franklin (YLF) Board of Directors, we are pleased that you are considering applying for the YLF 2022‐2023 class. Youth Leadership Franklin is a much sought‐after program attracting many applicants each year. We are accepting application from Sophomores and Juniors this year.  With a class size of 20 participants, we regret that we are unable to accept every qualified person. Those who do participate will be involved in a unique opportunity for personal enrichment.

Applicants must be committed to attending each session, as follows:


Opening Retreat – November 5 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; full day sessions on December 7; January 11; February 1; March 1; and April 5, from 7:00 a.m. ‐ 2:30 p.m., the Graduation will be on April 23 from 2 p.m. ‐ 4 p.m.

Applications must be notarized and must be RECEIVED BY:


Friday, September 9th, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.


Please mail application to:

Youth Leadership Franklin Attn: David Bailey

P.O. Box 562

Franklin, TN 37065


Scan original application and email to:


Incomplete applications will not be considered. If required references are not received by the deadline, the application will be considered incomplete.

Thank you for your interest in Youth Leadership Franklin.



David Bailey





Commitment to attend opening retreat, all sessions and graduation.


Must be a sophomore or junior, living in or attending school in Williamson County.


Interested in learning more about Franklin and Williamson County.



Demonstrated or potential leadership ability.

Actively involved in school and community programs.

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