Check Out Our New Website and 2021 Board Retreat

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

YLA Graduates - Give Thanks

YLA Graduates Give Thanks

‘Tis the season of gratitude and no one says it better than our own Youth Leadership Authority graduates! “We learned … that sometimes in life, you might fail and that you shouldn’t be frustrated with that. You should move on and use it as an opportunity to learn and do better… I am very thankful

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