About Us

Triangle Youth Leadership Services is a student organization at NC State University, founded over ten years ago by Park Scholars with a vision. 

The vision? To empower high school students to lead, and to give them the tools they need to make relevant, local change in their communities. We view our Triangle Youth Leadership Conference as a catalyst, and a way to bring leadership to the North Carolina youth community. 

Mission Statment:
Triangle Youth Leadership Services exists to provide high-quality, experiential leadership training to North Carolina high school students. We work to give high schoolers the tools they need to lead for good in their communities, to respond effectively to the challenges of the modern world, and to be empowered, service-minded citizens. 

Meet The Team


Grace Baucom

Grace is a junior studying Agroecology and Extension Education and minoring in Spanish. As TYLS Outreach Coordinator, Grace manages the recruitment and application processes for applicants, coordinates our conference's workshops, and leads website and social media design. She is involved at NC State as a University Scholar and has done curriculum development for NC State Extension programs. 


Elise Romola

Elise is a senior studying Marketing and Public Relations. As Logistics Director, Elise manages the TYLC conference budget, creates the conference schedule, and manages meeting room, dining, and hotel reservations. At NC State, she is a member of the University Scholars Program, serves as a Poole College of Management Ambassador, and is a Race Director for the Krispy Kreme Challenge. 

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Jonathan Schertz

Jonathan is a senior studying computer science with minors in Psychology and Middle East Studies. As Director, Jonathon recruits our conference's Keynote Speaker and maintains relationships with our campus partners. He is involved at NC State through the Computer Science Ambassadors and Boxing Club. He has been with TYLS since his freshman year working in the Outreach Department.