Spartanburg's Achieving & Innovative Youth Leaders (SAIYL)

Spartanburg's Achieving and Innovative Youth Leaders (SAIYL) program is for students ages 14 to 17 that live within the city limits of Spartanburg or attend a school within the city limits of Spartanburg, and are interested in local government, recreation, learning essential leadership skills, and becoming engaged in their community.

2023 Program Details

The SAIYL Program will begin on June 12, 2023 and run through July 28, 2023. Students will meet Monday through Thursday for 6-hour sessions from 9 am to 3 pm and Friday from 10 am to 2 pm during the program timeframe. The program is structured to be a combination of work and learning activities, possible tours depending on the environment, research, speakers, and service projects. We will explore topics of importance related to leadership in government, recreation, and community such as arts and culture, economics, healthcare, law enforcement, volunteerism, and planning.

Click here to view the student application (PDF).

Spartanburg's Achieving and Innovative Youth Leaders (SAIYL) Group