The word Renovatio is Latin for ‘rebirth’. Our leadership program seeks to give high school students the opportunity to review their life and accomplishments and set meaningful realistic goals to brighten their future. The goal of the program is to provide a forum which will foster leadership development. The primary purpose is to provide students of underrepresented backgrounds the opportunity to participate in leadership development programs that might otherwise be unavailable to them. A secondary purpose is to encourage these students to attend college. Specifically RYLP aims to provide them with the experiences that will enable them to view college as a possibility and the tools necessary for them not only to be successful in college but to be engaged leaders. A third purpose is to nurture their vision of civic engagement and provide them with the skills to be meaningful contributors to our society and quality of life.