Youth Leadership Authority

Check Out Our New Website and 2021 Board Retreat

Our YLA Board Retreat was a Success Thank you Green Valley Ranch!A huge Shout-Out to Chris, Jeremy, Kara, Kat, and Kimo!  This past weekend, the YLA Board of Directors, Advisory Board, and Committee came together for one mission – to help kids because they matter. Our dynamic and inspirational leadership team joined together to refine our current

Meet Colonel Blum and Senator Buck!

Meet Colonel Ray Blum Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps, Ret. (30 Yrs.); Teacher/Coach/ AD, L.A.U.S.D. (34 Yrs.) Colonel Blum has been on YLA’s Board for four years.  I was a teacher from 1968 to 2006 and in the Marine Corps from 1969 to 2000. As a Teacher I was mostly a P.E. Teacher/Coach/ Athletic Director working with High School students.


Meet YLA Founder, President, and Executive Director Marie Tomao

I am an authentic, fun loving, determined, values-driven woman of faith. My life motivation is based on the Starfish Story and my experiences as a mother, friend, professional, community leader, teacher, and mentor.  I am a 48-year resident of Clark County with a strong love and loyalty to God, family, and community. I am looking

Congratulations to Southern Nevada Devil Pup, YLA Eagle Helper and Rapport Teen Leadership Breakthrough graduate

*******YLA SUCESS STORY****** Congratulations to Southern Nevada Devil Pup, YLA Eagle Helper and Rapport Teen Leadership Breakthrough graduate, Jason Kallus who just became a United States Marine! We are all very proud ofYOU! Kallus (we call him Cali) not only attended our 12-week training program once but twice. He attendedthe 10-day Devil Pups encampment and

Southern Nevada Devil Pup - 2nd Lieutenant Alex Wilson

From Southern Nevada Devil Pup to 2nd Lieutenant Officer in The United States Marine Corps!

Congratulations, 2nd Lieutenant, Alex Wilson! Lieutenant Wilson was a Southern Nevada Devil Pup in 2014, Encampment Eagle in 2015 and Graduate of all of our leadership programs!! Now, he was sworn-in, as an OFFICER with The United States Marine Corps! RAH! We are extremely proud to see you use many of the leadership traits we

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