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.

Themes to be announced after January 1st!

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 25 – 28, 2018
8 am – 5 pm daily

How to Apply

Review the application documentation below.  Application deadline is June 1, 2018.



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 for field trips to places 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 (301) 862-SOMD to talk to the Executive Director, Denise Foster, or email at denise@leadershipsomd.org.

Enjoy watching the video of the Teen Leadership Academy.