Teen Leadership Academy

“Teen Leadership Academy (TLA) was a huge success and my daughter thoroughly enjoyed it!  We are planning to enroll her again each year through her graduation!” – Myron Sipe, parent of a 2016 TLA ambassador.

About the Teen Leadership Academy

Leadership skills are a vital part of everyday life. The Teen Leadership Academy is designed to teach and develop those skills in a hands-on, experiential program with workshops and visits to meet with regional leaders in their workplaces throughout Southern Maryland.

Typical themes –
Day 1 – Characteristics of Good Leadership
Day 2 – Leadership in Energy & Agriculture (bus trip – Farming 4 Hunger, Dominion LNG, and SMECO Solar)
Day 3 – Historical Leadership and Environmental Reach (bus trip – State House and St. Mary’s College of Maryland in St. Mary’s City, MD)
Day 4 – Foundational Leadership to take forward

All four days have amazing speakers who are leaders in the Southern Maryland region. The Teen Leadership Academy will be an amazing four days!

Who Should Apply

Teens from Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties entering grades 10, 11, 12.


College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus.

Note:  Transportation for participants will be provided to/from the CSM La Plata and CSM Leonardtown campuses to the CSM Prince Frederick Campus each day.

Academy Dates and Times

June 26 – 29, 2017
8 am – 5 pm daily

How to Apply

Review the application documentation below.  Application deadline with fee is May 26, 2017.  EXTENDED TO JUNE 2, 2017!



Tuition for each participant is $225: Cost covers program tuition and supplies, daily lunch, transportation to/from CSM Prince Frederick from CSM La Plata and CSM Leonardtown, and transportation to places like the energy companies, Farming 4 Hunger, and historical St. Mary’s City as part of daily programming.

Tuition may be paid online below or by mailing a check to Leadership Southern Maryland, P. O. Box 524, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Promotional Flyer for TLA:

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For more information, contact (240) 725-5469 to talk to the Executive Director, Helen Mattingly Wernecke, or email at helen@leadershipsomd.org.

Enjoy watching the video of the Teen Leadership Academy.