for class of 2019-2020


Where will you be five years from now?

As a high school student, the future may seems uncertain filled with endless changes and no clear path to success. Research shows that people who find their calling early in life and belong to a group with like-minded people enjoy great success in life. As your high school journey comes to an end, what will you have done to beyond your academic performance to distinguish yourself from your peers? YCA has guided high school students over the years to answer some of these questions. See how:

What is YCA?

YCA is an Olympic youth leadership program that guides high schools students through a one of a kind personal development journey in order to become ambassadors for the Olympic movement.

Why should I join YCA?

By the end of the program, YCA participants will have gained a competitive edge over their peers as they have mastered real life ambassadorial skills such as: global perspective, critical thinking, entrepreneurship, and public speaking. Making them prime candidate for colleges and universities!

What will you do in YCA?

When accepted into the YCA program you will:

  • Experience one of a kind leadership training sessions,

  • Participate in entrepreneurial activities,

  • Access exclusive locations and Olympic properties,

  • Meet city officials, Olympic Athletes and more,

  • Expand your network,

  • Possibly travel internationally

Experiencing personal growth at every stage of the program will be your bread and butter, plus universities love YCA alumni!

Sound good to you?

OK, here's our description of the ideal YCA candidate.

A person who wants to see the world and discover their story. Loves to travel. No prior Olympic knowledge is required. You do not need to be an elite academic student or athlete. Whether you are an introvert or an extrovert you embrace new ideas. You're also passionate about learning new things and sharing with others your story. 

Apply today!

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Please tell us who from this years YCA class help you find out about YCA
Choose a local historical figure whose contribution to the city exudes one of the Olympic values.
Choose a current local figure whose contribution to the city exudes one of the Olympic values.
Subject: How will you make contributions to your city, which exude the same Olympic value?
Subject: What would you say to the world about Colorado Springs "Olympic City USA"