Congratulations to all essay participants !

This years essay contest in numbers:

  • 50 schools were engaged

  • 278 Students requested an invitation

  • 141 Students submitted an essay

  • 95 Selected

YCA class of 2019 - 2020 profiles:

  • 66% Female

  • 33% Male

  • 41% Softmores

  • 36% Juniors

  • 17% freshman

  • 5% seniors

What is next?

By Oct 18th YCA will announce the selected participants for class of 2019 - 2020

  • Selected participants will receive an email congratulating them as well as congratulatory postcard in the mail.

  • The email will include also an RSVP to the kick off event of this year that will take place on Nov 16th at the Pioneers Museum.

  • By Oct 22nd YCA will announce dates and location of the YCA leadership event

    To learn more about the YCA leadership curriculum/journey of excellence

How do you start?

Your first step is to request an invitation into the Essay Competition using the form right here.


Request An Invitation

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Why should you join YCA?

YCA participants gain an exceptional experience for their future as they master real life ambassadorial skills.  Growth in critical skills like creative confidence, global perspective, critical thinking, team building, and public speaking makes YCA Ambassadors prime candidates for colleges and universities and leaders in the future.


YCA sets the trajectory for a life of Leadership

  • Experience a one-of-a-kind leadership curriculum

  • Participate in US Olympic & Paralympic museum events

  • Access exclusive locations and Olympic properties

  • Meet city officials, Olympic Athletes and other extraordinary leaders

  • Expand your network of wonderful people

  • Travel internationally


Are you a YCA candidate?

Do you want to see the world and discover your story?  Do you love to travel? Are you excited about learning, about sharing your story, and about leading the future?  You don’t need prior Olympic knowledge, nor do you have to be an elite academic or athlete. If you are curious, engaged, and passionate, you are just right.  Do you think you can be the next great ambassador? Request an invitation and start your future now.


Partnership Announcement

YCA will be joining forces with the US Olympic & Paralympic museum for an incredible future.