Alignment Teams

Youth Leadership Polk Advisory Council

Youth Leadership Polk is a countywide program specifically developed to provide leadership training and expanded learning opportunities to high school aged youth. Modeled after Leadership Polk, Youth Leadership Polk (YLP) is designed to instill participants with a sense of belonging, expand their knowledge of the history and cultures of Polk County, support social and emotional development, build a foundation for making intelligent, lifelong personal- finance decisions, and help students develop well-articulated social skills and networks – and how to use them in exploring potential careers. The Youth Leadership Polk Advisory Council plays an instrumental role in advising Polk Vision as we continually develop the program to remain relevant to the needs of our community and the interests of our students. Many have served as student mentors, employability skills instructors, and judges for our Capstone Project Essays and Presentations.

2022 – 2023 Advisory Committee

Christy Apisa – United Way of Central Florida

Reba Coil –  Polk County Public Schools

Susan Copeland – PCPS, Polk Education Foundation

Luisa Cordova – Class IV Graduate, Student at UCF

Jeanette Crowley – Polk County Public Schools

Kathy Dobson – Planned Parenthood of SWCF

Tiffani Gozdur – Citizens Bank & Trust

Justin Laferriere – Visit Central Florida

Katie Lilyea – Class IV Graduate, Class V Chair

Tom Lloyd – Citizens Bank & Trust

Areli Peack – Class V Graduate, Class VI Co-Chair

Brandon Richard – City of Winter Haven

Madalyn Vida – Class V Graduate, Class VI Co-Chair

Laura Webster – Polk County Public Schools

Marcus Wright Jr. – United Way of Central Florida, Class IV Chair

Sara Beth Wyatt – Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce and Polk County Public Schools 

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