OFFICE OF THE PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY EXECUTIVE
ANGELA D. ALSOBROOKS
For Immediate Release:
September 8, 2022
For More Information:
Deputy Communications Director
Office of the County Executive
Prince George’s County
COUNTY EXECUTIVE ALSOBROOKS TO LAUNCH ALSOBROOKS YOUTH LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
County Executive Seeks Applications from Youth Interested in Being Part of the Inaugural Cohort
LARGO, MD – Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks announced today that the County is launching the Alsobrooks Youth Leadership Institute (AYLI), an intense immersion-learning program for youth interested in County Government and community service. Modeled after “mayor for a day” programs across the country, the AYLI will give youth a year-long experience learning about County Government, with an opportunity to weigh in on important policies and legislation to help improve the lives of youth in Prince George’s.
“We are extremely excited to launch our Alsobrooks Youth Leadership Institute,” said Alsobrooks. “This is yet another opportunity for our youth to become actively engaged in their communities in a positive way. Our young people are our future, and we must do everything we can to ensure they are prepared to become the next generation of leaders in our County, State and nation.”
The AYLI will consist of 27 youth from throughout Prince George’s County. In addition to attending regular meetings and leadership institutes hosted by the County Government, AYLI program participants will attend community meetings with the County Executive and meet with County leadership to share concerns of youth. They will also provide feedback on policies and legislation that impact youth, as well as develop and implement a service project that will improve the lives of youth.
The County Executive is looking for a diverse group of youth from different backgrounds for the AYLI, who are forward-thinking and want to invest in their personal and professional growth while giving back and paying it forward. Youth interested in participating should have a desire to make a positive impact on not just Prince George’s County, but the world. In addition, AYLI participants should have:
- a strong interest in community service and willingness to serve as a volunteer in their community and for County Government;
- dedicated time to participate and be active in the program;
- a willingness to develop and share creative solutions for issues involving youth;
- a commitment to doing what is right for those in need;
- a willingness to learn about the County and its history, culture, and operations; and
- an interest in strengthening their leadership skills.
The AYLI is open to all students attending Prince George’s County public, charter, private and home schools. Applicants must be in grades 9 through 11 as of the 2022-2023 school year and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Program participants can also receive community service hours for school credit.
Selected applicants will be notified by November 11, 2022, and will be required to attend the kick-off event on November 28, 2022. The program will run from January 1, 2023, to December 31, 2023.
The application is open now through October 14, 2022. For more information and to apply, visit the AYLI website at mypgc.us/AYLI.