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 2019-2020 class. Youth Leadership Franklin is a much sought-after program attracting many applicants each year. With a class size of only 20 participants annually, 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 2 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; full day sessions on December 4; January 8; February 5; March 4; and April 1, from 7:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., the Graduation will be on April 26th from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Applications must be notarized and must be postmarked by September 20, 2019.


Please mail applications to:

Youth Leadership Franklin

Attn: Ashley W. Roberts

P.O. Box 681385

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.

Lizzy Issacs - Program Coordinator