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Dale Carnegie Young Adult Leadership Program

The Dale Carnegie Young Adult Leadership Program, open to all Howard County H.S. students (rising 9th to 12th grade), teaches life skills in communication, interpersonal skills, public speaking, stress management, and self-confidence. This is a world renowned program offered at River Hill for the first time.  

YALP is the high school version of the internationally renowned Dale Carnegie Course. Warren Buffett, American business magnate, investor, author and philanthropist, is a graduate of the Dale Carnegie Course…listen to what he has to say:

  • Manage stress more effectively – Great leadership is not born out of good times but when faced with adversity and challenges

  • Build confidence– particularly in public speaking (we build confidence throughout our lives – no matter how confident we are right now, we can always stretch and grow)

  • Refine social skills– even those out are already outgoing can enhance their communication and listening skills

  • Sharpen interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Strengthen advocacy & communication skills– it’s not just what we say but ‘how’ we say it…

  • Prepare for college interviews

  • Eligible for 2 college credits

Hear what past grad Todd has to say Todd’s Story (DECA Student)

Visit our Testimonial page at: for other grad testimonials

Summer Young Adult Leadership Program Schedule. Please note weekend times are different from weekday.

Wed. May 29  Orientation – 6:00 – 8:30pm – parents welcome

Sat. Jun 1 - Session 1 – 9:00am – 12:30pm    

Wed. Jun 5 -Session 2 – 5:00 – 8:30pm

Sat. Jun 8- Session 3 – 9:00 am to 12:30pm

Wed. Jun12 - Session 4 – 5:00 – 8:30pm

Sat. Jun 15 -Session 5 – 9:00am to 12:30pm

Wed. Jun 19 Session 6 – 5:00 – 8:30pm

Sat. Jun 22 - Session 7 – 9:00am to 12:30pm

Wed. Jun 26 Session 8 Graduation – 5:00 – 8:30pm

* If students miss more than one session, the RH YALP instructor will work with the students to schedule a make-up.

Dale Carnegie contact Janet Rohner at or 


Later Event: June 10
PTSA General Membership Meeting