Introduction to Leadership (Team-Building)

College Interviews

Communication Skills for Interviewing

TLR 2020-21 Understanding the Justice System Part 1: Police

Understanding the Justice System Part 1: Police

TLR 2020-21 Understanding the Justice System Part 2: Court

Understanding the Justice System Part 2: Court

Leadership in County Government

Leadership in County Government

Interviews with LR Alumni

Interviews with Leadership Rockland Alumni

TLR 2020-21 Graduation

Class of 2020-2021 Graduation

Teen Leadership Rockland

  Leadership Rockland

What is Teen Leadership Rockland?

Teen Leadership Rockland is a leadership development program for sophomore level high school students. The program connects students with leadership potential with peers and community leaders through interactive seminars.

Program Goals:

  • Encourage participants to recognize their own potential and develop leadership skills and tools for improved community involvement.
  • Provide opportunities for students from different geographical areas to develop a level of mutual trust and respect.
  • Foster an awareness of community resources, volunteer opportunities and promote community service.
  • Promote greater understanding of contemporary issues through interaction and problem solving with peers and community leaders.
  • Develop pride in the Rockland County community.

What is expected?

Students are required to attend ALL sessions in full. Business casual dress is expected.

Who may participate?

This program is open to all Rockland County sophomore level high school students who are interested in developing leadership skills to make contributions to their schools and communities while preparing for college and future careers. No current leadership experience is required; a demonstrated ability to take initiative and a commitment to learning are equally important to the members of the selection committee.

Where are the programs located?

All programs will be held in Rockland County. A list of sites will be provided at the Orientation session.


Participants are expected to arrange their own transportation to and from all session locations. If you are accepted into the program, but cannot arrange transportation, please contact the coordinator, Kristin Ruggiero, at Lack of transportation will not disqualify youth from participating in the program.

What is the cost?

The program cost for those who apply by October 11 is $175, but there is a reduced rate for those who apply by the earlier deadline of September 12 ($150). The tuition is due upon acceptance to the program. Financial assistance is available for families with demonstrated need. Please note that refund requests will not be accepted after the program has started.

For more information:

View the 2021-2022 Teen Leadership Rockland Program Brochure!

How can students apply to the program?

Applicants should:

  1. Complete the application by 11:59pm on Monday, October 11. For a reduced rate, please submit your application by Sunday, September 12. Apply online at
  2. Request a letter of recommendation to be submitted by your reference online at It is your responsibility to ensure that the reference submits by the deadline or your application will be considered incomplete.
  3. Participate in a half-hour interview between 5:00pm and 7:00pm on October 19 or 26 with members of the Selection Committee. The TLR Program Coordinator will contact you to schedule your interview within the given time frame. All interviews take place in person at Cornell Cooperative Extension (10 Patriot Hills Drive, Stony Point, NY).

Applicants will be informed by email as to the status of their application.

NOTE: Class size is limited. Applicants will only be considered if they submit their entire application online (including the letter of recommendation) by October 11 and take part in the interview process.

Apply for the TLR Class of 2021-2022 Now

Please make sure to review all of the application criteria before submitting.

For a PDF of the questions, view the Teen Leadership Rockland 2021-2022 Application - Google Form. Please note that only applications received through the online portal will be considered.

Are you a Junior or Senior in high school? Consider joining the Public Speaking Academy, sponsored by Leadership Rockland and Dominican College. View the PSA brochure and contact Dr. AnnMarie DiSiena for details!

Last updated September 20, 2021