Teen 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. Families must make arrangements for students to be dropped off and picked up at the program sites.

What is the cost?

The program fee is $175.00* due upon acceptance to the program. Financial assistance is available for families with demonstrated need.
*Refund requests will not be accepted after the program has started.

How can students apply to the program?

Visit bit.ly/TLR2018App to fill out application, but be sure to review the 2018 TLR Brochure  before submitting.

How can students apply to the program?
Applicants should:

  • Complete the online Google Forms application by October 12, 2018.
  • Obtain one letter of recommendation and have your reference email the letter directly to Kristin Ruggiero at klf37@cornell.edu before the October 12 deadline.
  • Prepare for and participate in an interview with members of the Teen Leadership Rockland Selection Committee. Interviews will be held during October.

Class size is limited. Only applicants who submit their entire application by 10/12/18 including the letter of recommendation submitted by your reference and take part in the interview process will be considered.

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


Kristin Ruggiero
4-H Resource Educator
845-429-7085 x 103

Last updated February 15, 2019