2018 COLA Program

The Central Ohio Leadership Academy will be held in late July 2018. Central Ohio high school juniors and seniors who will graduate in 2019 or 2020 are encouraged to apply.

Program Dates

To be announced in early 2018

Program Hours

Monday – Saturday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Eligible students must be able to attend the program in its entirety.

Program Cost

Free to the students that are selected 
to participate. Materials and daily lunch are also complimentary.

Program Location


“I had a great experience, and I know for a fact that I wouldn’t get this experience anywhere else.” – Julia Thompson, 2014 COLA Alumna



“Honestly, I came into this week not knowing what to expect except for the fact it’s 6 days, 8 hours a day starting at 8am!!  I didn’t know what we would do and honestly didn’t think I’d get anything out of it.  After this week I can say it was the most amazing experience.”  – Alex Lawrence, 2014 COLA Alumna