City of Laguna Beach announces Teen Leadership Academy

The City of Laguna Beach is excited to announce its First Annual Teen Leadership Academy. The mission of the Leadership Academy is to provide a well-rounded foundation of education for future leaders of Laguna Beach. 

Through a variety of classes, interaction, and guest speakers, students will become introduced to fundamental leadership principles designed to enable them to become effective teenage leaders and eventual adult leaders in their communities. 

This is not a class for students to learn how to become police officers, although there is an opportunity to learn about some law enforcement topics. Participants will, however, get to learn about community involvement through beach clean up, volunteering at the OC Food Bank, listening to lectures from experts in the field of leadership, as well as ways to handle peer pressure.

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Students will learn about community involvement through beach clean up

The City will be accepting applications until July 24. The Teen Leadership Academy will be held on Monday, Aug 5 through Saturday, Aug 10, with Saturday being a Commencement Ceremony. 

The daily schedule will be demanding and on average will be approximately 8 hours long. This is a free, week-long leadership class for students who will be attending high school in the fall.

The City is looking for teens who are interested in making a difference in their community. Applications are due on July 24.

The application packet can be found here.  

For questions, contact CSO Natasha Hernandez at

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