Our program is certified by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
The Rocky Mountain Youth Leadership Conference (RMYLC) provides an experiential and classroom educational forum for all attendees, developing leadership, patriotism and free enterprise competencies for young leaders.
Most Frequent Questions And Answers
WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE?
The next conference will be held June 24-28, 2024 at the Colorado State University — Pueblo (CSU-P). A tentative schedule shown in the Student Handbook, and will be finalized by May 2024. There will be activities during the entire day, focusing on leadership, patriotism, and free enterprise.
WHO WILL BE SPEAKING?
WHO CAN ATTEND?
The school’s RMYLF Liaison solicits interested students via the high school point of contact (HSPOC) in the January-February time frame of the conference year. Nominated students are directed to this website’s Conference Application tab to complete their application in March. Their HSPOC reviews the applications and then rank orders his/her students and forwards the information to the RMYLF Registrar in late April. The RMYLF Selection Committee makes its final selections from the list of nominees in early May. If selected to attend the Conference, the student and the HSPOC are promptly notified by text and/or email.
Once the student is selected, he or she is required to fill out a Registration form. This form requires strict attention to detail and speedy completion by attendees not later than the mid-May. This is also an opportune time to obtain/review an electronic copy of the Student Handbook where attendees can study conference requirements. Prior to the Conference any updates and final instructions will be emailed to attendees.
The tentative schedule for 2024 applications and registrations is HERE.
WHAT IS THE APPLICATION SCHEDULE?
The 2024 RMYLC student body will be selected by a specific process. Conference applicants must be recommended by their High School Points of Contact (HSPOC). To identify your HSPOC, contact us with your high school name at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Selection is made according to the schedule below (2024):
1 January-15 March – HS POCs visited with updates from RMYLF
HS POCs identify and nominate candidates
Website OPEN FOR APPLICATION – Online applications submitted
March 16-20 – HSPOC Applications Reviews
March 20-22– RMYLF Admissions Board – Student Selections
March 22 – Selectees, Parents, and HSPOCs Notified; Registration OPEN
May 17 – Student Registration CLOSED
May 17 – June 7 Alternates Notified (as required)
June 7 – DEADLINE for Alternate Registration
June 7 – Team and Room Assignments Complete
June 7-21 - Counselors Contact Students
June 24 – Conference Check-In @ CSU-P
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
The conference administrative and logistical requirements can be found in the 2024 Student Handbook DRAFT v1.0. In particular, pay attention to the pages “What to Bring” and “What Not to Bring.” There is also a strict policy that bans all Electronic Communication Devices (ECDs) for the duration of the Conference in order to promote the Conference learning objectives. ECDs include but are not limited to laptop computers, cell/smart phones, tablets, IPads, Smart watches, or similar devices.
What About More Information for the Parents of Student Attendees?
Parents may learn more about the venue and environment of the Rocky Mountain Youth Leadership Conference by clicking on the UCCS website.
FACT SHEET & HANDBOOK
Parents and students may access the following for more information about the conference. The previous year’s Student Handbook contains some information that my be useful. The current year’s Student Handbook is being edited and will be available in final form in late March.
RMYLC Fact Sheet
2024 Student Handbook - DRAFT v1.0