Youth Leadership Somerset Accepting Applications Now for Fall

Posted on May 21, 2020

Empowering Youth to Lead with Purpose

Somerset County Freeholder Brian D. Levine, youth services liaison, invites county youth who are in grades nine through 12 to apply to the Youth Leadership Somerset program. Sessions occur one Saturday per month, for four to six hours beginning September 2020 and continuing through May 2021. Applications must be received by Sunday, May 31, at 11:59 p.m.  To apply, visit Youth Leadership Somerset Application 2020/2021. Candidates will be selected by the end of June.  Those accepted to the program will receive a full scholarship to ensure that financial status is not a barrier.

“This is a wonderful program for young people to have the chance to interact with community leaders and explore current issues that are impacting their communities,” said Freeholder Levine. “Participants will be able to develop their leadership skills, expand their critical thinking ability and learn how to collaborate and communicate with others.”

Participants of Youth Leadership Somerset will interact with community leaders on a wide variety of subjects. Topics that will be discussed in sessions include leadership, the environment, mental health, law enforcement, emergency response, housing, economic development, recycling, local government, justice, healthcare and culture.

What participants have said about Youth Leadership Somerset

“Youth Leadership Somerset has been a wonderful place to ponder important economic and social questions. The sessions have been filled with discovery and growth.” “I have a greater understanding of how to get involved in my community.” “Connecting and learning from people who are different than me has made me a better person.”

Program coordinators at Youth Leadership Somerset will continue to monitor the public health situation. If program adjustments are necessary, participants will be notified before the start date.

For more information about applying to Youth Leadership Somerset, contact Melania Tchir at 732-469-3363 or email

Youth Leadership Somerset was developed by the Leadership Somerset Class of 2000 and is sponsored by the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders. To learn about the adult leadership program, email or visit

Source: Somerset County Public Info