Participants are selected based on the following criteria:

From the Board of Directors


On behalf of the Youth Leadership Franklin (YLF) Board of Directors, we are pleased that you are considering applying for the YLF 2021‐2022 class. Youth Leadership Franklin is a much sought‐after program attracting many applicants each year. Given the unusual circumstances of the last year, we are accepting applications from Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors this year.  This will be the only class where applications will be accepted from Seniors. With a class size of 25 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 


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

Opening Retreat – November 6 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; full day sessions on December 1; January 12; February 2; March 2; and April 6, from 7:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., the Graduation will be on April 24th from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Applications must be notarized and in hand by September 20, 2021 at 4pm.


Please mail applications to:

Youth Leadership Franklin

Attn: Ashley W. Roberts

119 Battle Ave

Franklin, TN 37064

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Thank you for your interest in Youth Leadership Franklin.


Ashley W. Roberts

President of Youth Leadership Franklin




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.