Youth Leadership Training Academy, Inc. (YLTA)

We are an award-winning after-school programs provider of financial literacy education for all ages, grades k-12 and adults, in Montgomery County Maryland and the Greater Washington area.

Our executive management represents decades of sophisticated, successful educational leadership and entrepreneurial experience, which produces positive results.
At the core of our success is a long-standing commitment to integrity and a sense of responsibility to the community. We are passionate about what we do and delight in providing comprehensive money management programs that make permanent, positive changes in our students’ lives.

We partner and collaborate with colleges, schools, students and parents to induce permanent and positive change in student saving, spending and investing habits.

Our vision is to inspire, empower and enable today’s youth to succeed as informed, responsible and productive citizens in a global economy.

Our mission is to cultivate student money skills and financial know-how in a dynamic learning environment conducive to personal economic and financial success. 


GREAT Awards - YLTA is a proud two-time recipient of the City of Gaithersburg's GREAT Award, issued by the mayor, City Council, and the city's Educational Enrichment Committee (EEC). The GREAT Award recognizes educational achievement and excellence in student programming.

Sherry Unger’s Award - YLTA is the proud recipient of Maryland State Department of Education's (MSDE) Sherry Unger's Award for bringing a customized after-school enrichment program "The Award Winning GMS Ambassadors Program to Gaithersburg Middle School in Montgomery County Maryland.