2024 Conference

Conference Application

Conference Schedule

Conference Flyer

April 25, 2024 through April 28, 2024

The 2024 Youth Leadership Conference begins on Thursday, April 25, 2024 with onsite student registration commencing at 1:00 p.m. and finishes Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. Parents may visit to observe the lessons at any point of the conference, but are especially encouraged to join us for the closing ceremony on Sunday beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Apply soon! Sponsorships are now available to all high school students thanks to the Hampton Roads chapter of the Military Order of World Wars. These spots are limited until all available seats are filled.

The sponsorships include lodging, meals, snacks, classes, three historic tours, class t-shirts, and all conference materials.

We have local organizations that set aside funds for educational programs that we can ask to assist with financial support. Funding sources include your local Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) chapter, the Kiwanis International, the Lions Club International, and your local church or Boy/Girl Scout Association.

Your only expense will be traveling to and from the conference location and students are asked to bring their own bedding and toiletries for overnight accommodation. Do not let funding prevent you from applying to AIYLC. Contact the AIYLC Director for additional financial aid information.

Application Deadline

The deadline to apply has been extended to April 1, 2024.

Download the application and complete the application packet. Print out, obtain the required signatures, and then submit to AIYLC prior to the deadline. AIYLC Staff will select the top 45 students to attend.

Eligible Participants

High school students from public, private, or home schools. 45 students maximum per conference.


The conference will be held at the scenic Jamestown 4-H Education Center, including sleeping accommodations, dining facilities, and food. The conference includes field trips to the Jamestown Settlement, Colonial Williamsburg, and the Yorktown Battlefield.

Jamestown 4-H Education Center

3751 4-H Club Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185