Smoky Mountain Youth Leadership Schedule & Tuition
An Introduction Night will occur prior to the first program day as a way to introduce the SMYL participant to the community and parents/guardians. Program days will typically be on the third Thursday of the month from September to April. Exceptions may occur in December and possibly the month of spring break. These dates will be noted in the participant’s’ manual.Graduation will be in late April, or early May.
Each session will be approximately 6-7 hours with the days beginning around 8:00 a.m. and ending around 2:30 p.m. The Directors of Sevier County Schools and King’s Academy have approved participation in SMYL and the students will be counted “present” for school attendance records.
Tuition for SMYL Program is $150.00 due upon acceptance into the program. Anyone facing a challenge to pay the tuition should contact the Leadership Sevier office, and speak to Ellen Wilhoit, at 865-908-3801. As the Signature Sponsor, Ripley’s of Gatlinburg is underwriting the basic financial needs of this program. Sevier County Schools provide the transportation and some essential materials for this program, including a staff member on program days.