Youth leadership program to begin accepting applications

The Conway Area Youth Leadership Institute (CAYLI) will begin accepting applications for the 2023-24 school year starting Feb. 1. Applications can be found at

Faulkner County students currently in grades 10 and 11 are eligible to apply. The application deadline is Wednesday, March 1, 2023.

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 the UCA Division of Outreach and Community Engagement at (501) 450-5266 or email