The founders of the Walsh Academy of Leadership were first inspired by visionary and lifelong educator, Dr. Kevin Walsh. Working with the Boy Scouts of America, Dr. Walsh began Alabama’s Youth Leadership Development Program in 2009. The YLDP soon grew to serve over 500 students representing 70 different high schools from around the greater Birmingham area. It also branched out to develop YLDPs in St. Clair and Blount/Cullman counties, and more are on the way! The WAL was designed to give young people an even more in-depth experience in developing as students, leaders, and citizens.
The Walsh Academy of Leadership is a two night/three day leadership experience for rising juniors and seniors to expose you to many new and diverse individuals, ideas and situations that will challenge you as a leader. Have fun and always remember that as you Scale the WAL you will often find something better on the other side.