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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.

Marie-Tomao

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

YLA Master Grad level - Zachary Johnston

Youth Leadership Authority is Building America’s Youth… One Teenager at a Time!!!

Youth Leadership Authority IS Building America’s Youth… One Teenager at a Time!!! This is the WHY… We are very proud of YLA Master Grad level, Zachary Johnston!!The pics and details below tell a story of his path to phenomenal leadership! He overcame personal, mental challenges and physical challenges that we admire and desire for all

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