Richardson Youth Leadership

Applications have now closed. Please check back for 2023-2024 application information.

RYL sessions are listed below. All Wednesday sessions are 1:00 – 5:00 PM at various locations around Richardson. Times and locations for Orientation and Leadership on the Move Course are noted. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 - Application due

Monday, September 19, 2022 - Parent/student orientation meeting at 6:30 p.m. at TBD (Mandatory)

Sunday, September 25, 2022 – Leadership On The Move Course 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Stoney Ranch (Mandatory)

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 1st Session

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 2nd Session

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 - 3rd Session

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 - 4th Session

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 5th Session

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 - 6th Session

Wednesday, April 12, 2023 - 7th Session

May TBD - Graduation

If you have any questions regarding RYL or the application, please contact 

Purpose of RYL  

Richardson Youth Leadership is a program that fosters leadership skills for high school juniors attending an RISD high school, PISD high school and live in Richardson, or non-public high school and live in Richardson.

During a period of nine months, participants spend a half-day each month at various sites in the Richardson area learning about their community through activities designed to develop leadership and teamwork skills. Session topics include general leadership and ropes course training, as well as specific topics such as business, city government, personal branding, and public safety. 

Why Richardson Youth Leadership?

Richardson Youth Leadership is a program developed by the Leadership Richardson Alumni Association in cooperation with the Richardson Independent School District. The program's objective is to provide leadership training to Richardson youth to develop an awareness and understanding of the dynamics of a highly complex, rapidly changing society. 

What Will I Learn?

RYL offers students an exciting opportunity to develop leadership potential. Through participation in hands-on activities, participants will enhance their ability to help shape the community, country, and world in which they live – now and in the future.

How Can I Be Selected?

High school students currently in their junior year are invited to apply for participation in the program.  Students will be selected for the program based on applications and a letter of recommendation from school staff members, an employer, or other person in the community. Participants will be chosen by a selection committee appointed by the Leadership Richardson Alumni Association. Students will represent a cross-section of the community.

Students applying for the program must have an interest in acquiring leadership skills and be willing to make a significant time commitment. Cost for the program is $175. A limited number of scholarships are available for students who qualify. 

For more information, please feel free to contact Audrey Pruski at

Can I pay my RYL dues online?

Students accepted to RYL can make dues payments via PayPal by sending the $175 fee to "".

Or you can use the PayPal button below.

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