Shorecrest junior Will Newton has been selected for the Youth Leadership Pinellas (YLP) Program for the 2017-18 school year. Founded in 1998, Youth Leadership Pinellas is a series of interactive days designed to educate high school teens on community resources and issues, develop an excellence in leadership, build teamwork skills, and foster involvement in community services. Only 40 students are selected for each YLP class.
YLP is a seven-month program operating from October through April. Students engage in six full-day sessions, plus an orientation retreat and graduation dinner.
During each program day, the students have the opportunity to meet community decision makers and to engage them in frank, off-the-record discussions on current issues.
YLP has a highly competitive selection process where students who apply must meet eligibility requirements, prepare a comprehensive application, provide letters of recommendation, and participate in a panel interview.
At Shorecrest, Will is a leader in the Class of 2019. He is a member of the Student Ambassadors, a group of 20 students selected to represent the school to prospective families and the greater community. Will is the Captain of the Varsity Baseball team, a contributor to “The Chronicle” student newspaper, and a competitor in the National History Day competition, having advanced to County, State and National levels. A passion for service, Will also serves as the Director of Sponsorships for the school’s annual Relay For Life event.
Founded in 1923, Shorecrest Preparatory School is a PK(3) through 12th grade coed, nonsectarian independent school located in Tampa Bay. By offering its families choice, support, and balance, Shorecrest graduates empathetic, independent thinkers who succeed at the university level, pursue their passions, and lead purposeful lives. Learn more at www.shorecrest.org.
Shorecrest Preparatory School
5101 1st St. NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33703
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Office: (727) 522-2111 ext. 223 or (727) 456-7509
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