Welcome!

Welcome to the Young Owls Leadership Program (YOLP) at Rice University!  Our mission is to prepare rising high school students as both leaders in their communities and competitive applicants to top-tier colleges and universities.  YOLP is a weeklong program that guides students through the college application process while also teaching them leadership skills and concepts. Students also get a taste of life at college by staying overnight at Rice University for the duration of the program. YOLP is partnered with Houston ISD’s EMERGE program and currently accepts rising high school sophomores from that program. If you are interested in participating be sure to apply to the EMERGE fellowship here.

“Though we come into the program alone we leave with possibly life long friends and mentors who are willing to go with us and guide us every step of the way to college, through college, and even after college.”