The Youth Leadership Institute represents a long-term investment in developing leadership skills essential to creating positive and engaged youth of the Great Lakes Bay Region who might not otherwise have this opportunity. This unprecedented youth leadership institute is the only one of its kind in the region and the only initiative of this type developed by a Michigan four-year university.
The Youth Leadership Institute is a year-long academic community outreach program facilitated by SVSU’s Office of Diversity Programs. The GLBRYLI’s outreach provides a leadership development experience for youth focused on issues related to the intersection of diversity and leadership. Through this program, 90 high school students from diverse backgrounds are paired with 12 SVSU student mentors and 16 corporate and community volunteers to participate in training sessions led by nationally-trained facilitators and presenters.
Any graduates from the Great Lakes Bay Regional Youth Leadership Institute who enroll at SVSU as freshman are eligible to receive a $1,500 scholarship.
The criteria for selection are as follows: