HYLA Application Form 2018

Click here for the HYLA application form!


We are pleased to invite you and your friends to the 2018 Hudson Youth Leadership Academy, or HYLA as we like to say. HYLA will offer leadership skill building workshops in an intense, but exciting four day conference. This is an opportunity for you to share your goals, strengthen your skills, and make life-long friends.

Young people (like you) today have so much to offer as the leaders of tomorrow. With this view and our passion to see young people empowered, the Kurz Family Foundation initiated collaboration between Creative Response to Conflict (CRC), Me to We, Free the Children and Rockland Community College (RCC).

This registration package has everything you need to apply to HYLA. To register, please complete the form (in the link at the top of the page) and mail it to the address below.

The cost of the program is based on a sliding scale. We ask that participants pay between $100 and $200. If you are able to pay at the higher end of the scale, you will be helping to support participants who are in need of financial aid. (Scholarship money is available. Please write a separate letter stating your request)


The day/time of the summer camp is as follows:
June 25th, 9am – 5pm
June 26th, 9am – 5pm
June 27th, 9am – 5pm
June 28th, 9am – 5pm
June 29th, 9am – 3pm

Participants should arrive no later than 9 AM. at the entrance to the Cultural Arts Center.  A HYLA team member will meet participants in the upper level of the Center.


Application deadline with deposit is due June 1.  In order for an application to be considered complete, a non-refundable deposit of $30 is expected at the time of application. The balance is due June 7.

Please make checks payable to: Creative Response to Conflict. In the memo line on the check, please write HYLA.  Please send the application and deposit to:
Creative Response to Conflict
ATTN: HYLA
145 College Road, Room 4300, Suffern, NY 10901

HYLA 2012

Three Days Dedicated to Changing the World!

If you are a student in middle school, high school or a Freshman in college and are interested in building leadership skills, HYLA may be the summer program for you. The HYLA 2012 application can be filled out online or printed out, filled out and sent in to CRC.
For online application: click this link bit.ly/HYLA2012

If you prefer to print out the application, fill out and mail it to CRC, please download the pdf here: HYLAapplication.pdf

HYLA is a three – day leadership building camp. 

HYLA is designed to give middle school, high school and college freshmen youth the confidence and leadership skills they need to bring about social change within their communities. For three fun-filled days of inspiring and thought-provoking activities, particiapants learn about social justice issues and leadership development.

What will be learned:

  • explore social issues affecting young people around the world
  • explore various leadership abilities and styles
  • deepen confidence and public speaking skills
  • learn the principles of nonviolence
  • learn how to resolve conflicts
  • explore bias awareness and bullying prevention techniques
  • meet like-minded peers and make friendships that will last a lifetime