About Plano Youth Leadership

Since 1995, Plano Youth Leadership has empowered more than 735 local young people with the tools and confidence they need to make well-informed life choices and to position themselves as leaders in their communities. PYL is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing leadership training to 10th grade students living in the city limits of Plano or are served by PISD. Thirty-six students are selected to participate in the year long program designed to broaden their leadership horizons. Sessions include fun, interactive monthly meetings on a wide variety of topics – from team building to volunteer opportunities to local government.

Program Structure

Plano Youth Leadership accepts applications in the Spring for the following year’s program. Students who are currently enrolled in the 9th grade are eligible to apply for the following year class if they reside in the city limits or Plano or are served by PISD, whether attending public school (PISD or non-PISD), private school or home school.

Each application goes through a rigorous selection process and thirty-six students, making up a cross section of the community, are selected to participate. Students are required to attend the first two sessions and subsequent monthly sessions totaling nine sessions beginning with the ropes course and wrapping up with Graduation.

The one-time tuition fee is $175 and need-based scholarships are available.

Our Mission

Plano Youth Leadership provides high school sophomores  with diverse experiences that inspire lifelong leadership development and community involvement.

Our Vision

Plano Youth Leadership graduates learn more, become more, accomplish more.