Young Alumni Leadership Program

Inaugural YALP group

The Young Alumni Leadership Program is a mentoring experience for individuals interested in developing their leadership ability.

Young alumni (who graduated within the last 10 years) are selected to participate in this annual program. Participants are assigned a mentor who supports and challenges them to develop and implement a personal leadership plan, designed to broaden their leadership ability.

Participants take part in two experiential learning-based daylong workshops in Gettysburg, PA as well as a series of web-based interactions throughout the year to learn skills and strategies for the development of their leadership ability. The program utilizes The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership as outlined in The Leadership Challenge by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner as its theoretical foundation encouraging participants to develop the leadership ability to Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, and Encourage the Heart.

If you are interested in applying to be a mentor for 2014-15, please complete the application by June 1, 2014. 

If you are interested in applying to participate in the program as a mentee for 2014-15, please complete the application by June 15, 2014. 

Check out the YALP brochure or for more information about this program, please contact Andy Hughes.


"YALP is a great way to say connected to Gettysburg. You get to go back to campus twice a year, but you also meet fellow Gettysburg alum that you would never have met otherwise. It's great for networking. For me personally, it's my way of paying back Gettysburg for a great 4 years, since I can't significantly pay back financially just yet."  ~ Annemarie Percoco '02, YALP Mentor