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Youth Education



The Muhammad Ali Center Council of Students (MACCS) is a diverse group of young leaders, committed to improving themselves and their communities through the practice of Muhammad Ali’s six core principles: Respect, Confidence, Conviction, Dedication, Spirituality, and Giving. As a youth-led organization, these dynamic students make decisions that guide the course of their service work and leadership development.

Program Benefits

  • Confidence building and leadership development
  • Meet and engage in dialogue with community leaders and inspirational speakers
  • Encourage teamwork and develop strong communications skills
  • Find their voice for social change, and understand the value and power of giving


High school students in grades 9-12 who demonstrate the following:

  • Involvement in community service or extra-curricular activities in school or community
  • Potential to develop leadership skills
  • Excellent attendance, good academic grades, and exemplary conduct are expected

Program Requirements

  • Students must be available to meet two evenings per month at the Center
  • Students must be able to participate in learning projects throughout the year

Applications for the 2016-2017 school year are now open! Please click here to apply by June 30th, 2016, at 11:59 p.m.

For more information, please contact:

Erin Herbert 
Director of Programming
(502) 992-5341


Youth Collaborative

What is the Muhammad Ali Center Youth Collaborative?

The Youth Collaborative (YC) is a ground-breaking social enterprise program of the Muhammad Ali Center available to high school students. The program offers a unique opportunity for students to not only learn about social entrepreneurship, but to work in teams to develop an actual social enterprise. During the 2016-2017 school year, students will meet twice monthly to explore the issue of poverty in their communities and to reflect on ways to combat local poverty through creative business endeavors. By the end of the program, students will have conceptualized, produced, marketed, and launched a small social enterprise business.

Program dates:  October 2016 – May 2017

Who is eligible to apply:  Any high school student in the Louisville area.

Applications for the YC program are currently OPEN. Click here to apply.

Application deadline:  July 31st, 2016

For more information, please contact:

Charles Gwinn
Manager of Programming
(502) 992-5311