The Youth Leadership Academy is an eight-week long program that focuses on youth in grades 6th through 8th. The program strives to encourage young people to understand the important role they have in our community. The program also provides the youth an opportunity to learn about the jobs of the Public Safety Officers and Firefighters and their role in the community as well. The program emphasis is on teaching the students life skills that will not only make them successful students, but also more productive members of society. The program was made possible through grants from the Bay Area Community Foundation.