Youth leadership program now accepting applications

The Conway Area Youth Leadership Institute (CAYLI) is accepting applications for the 2024-2025 school year starting Feb. 1. Applications are available online at

Faulkner County students currently in 10th and 11th grades are eligible to apply. The application deadline is Thursday, Feb. 29.

Founded in 1995, CAYLI is designed to develop leadership potential, broaden community awareness, and provide mentoring and career exploration opportunities. There are seven monthly sessions held throughout the school year and a summer retreat. Participants will also design and conduct a community service project. 

For more information, contact Shaneil Ealy, associate vice president of UCA Outreach and Community Engagement, at (501) 450-5266, email, or visit