Welcome to the Young Owls Leadership Program (YOLP) at Rice University!  Our mission is to prepare high school students as both leaders in their communities and competitive applicants to top-tier colleges and universities.

Latest News:

March 7th, 2016:  Attend an information session to learn more about the Young Owls Program!  The event will be at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Building at 4400 W 18th St, Houston, TX 77092 on Monday, March 7th, 2016 from 7:30-9PM.  This event is optional, you can still apply to the program without attending this event.

February 8th, 2016: The advisor application for YOLP 2016 is live!  Apply here by Monday, March 7th!

January 22, 2016: The student application for YOLP 2016 is live!  Apply here by Friday, March 11th!

October 17, 2015: The Fall 2015 YOLP Reunion was a huge success!  We had 55 alumni from the past 3 years attend to catch up with their advisors and peers and connect about current and future college and career opportunities!

September 13, 2015: Check out the first-ever issue of the YOLP newsletter “Beyond the Week”!

September 9, 2015: The Fall 2015 YOLP reunion is set for Saturday, October 17 on the Rice University campus!  We will have food and a workshop about preparing for college.  And of course there will be friends and fun!  Be sure to RSVP on Facebook so we know you’re coming!

July 2015: YOLP is now on Twitter and Instagram!  Be sure to follow us for updates on our program and students.

June 8th, 2015: The 4th Young Owls Program (2015 cohort) was a success!  Check out the story published by Rice Media.

April 11, 2015: Alumni coordinators Vanessa and Zack organized yet another amazing reunion for the 2012, 2013, and 2014 cohorts!

November 2014: The alumni team hosted the fall semester reunion for YOLP cohorts!

November 9, 2013: The new alumni coordinators organized a successful reunion for this Saturday! Thank you to everyone who came out and enjoyed some bonding, candy, and sports with us! Be sure to keep track of the deadlines we discussed and don’t hesitate to send us your essays for revisions.

October 2013: An alumni Facebook group has been created! Make sure to join it to learn about reunions and other information. Join here

October 20, 2012: Thanks to everyone that came out to our reunion this past Saturday!  It was great to see everyone and hear about your progress since the program.  You can find a copy of the presentation from the reunion here.  Be sure to check out the links to summer program and keep track of the deadlines!