Overview of Student Life


Sophomore Youth Leadership Opportunity

SYLO 2020 is here!

The MBA Sophomore Youth Leadership Opportunity (SYLO) is a program designed to provide MBA Sophomores with an interactive leadership opportunity involving some of Nashville's most prominent business and civic leaders.

Selected MBA Sophomores will spend Thursday night, February 27, at dinner with volunteer adult leaders and all day on Friday, February 28, “shadowing” one of the volunteer leaders.  Students will also attend mandatory orientation meetings on Tuesday, February 11, and Tuesday, February 25, and will attend a mandatory follow-up meeting on Tuesday, March 3. Any conflicts on these dates must be discussed in advance with Ms. Williams.  

10th Grade faculty members, class sponsors, class advisors and others will read the papers to select the students for this opportunity.

Leadership opportunities and the Nashville civic and business leaders will be from some or all of the following areas:
  • business (sports, sales, manufacturing, logistics, entertainment, etc.)
  • law
  • non-profit community endeavors
  • education
  • government
  • medicine
  • the arts
Important Dates
  • Wednesday, January 29 – electronic application due
  • Monday, February 10 - selections announced by SYLO committee
  • Wednesday, February 11, 9:40 a.m. – orientation meeting
  • Tuesday, February 25, 9:40 a.m. – second planning meeting
  • Thursday, February 27, 6:15 p.m. – introduction dinner with mentors – Zimmerman Hall
  • Friday, February 28 – SHADOW DAY! – details to be arranged with individual mentors
  • Tuesday, March 3, 9:40 am – debriefing and thank you note writing
Attendance is required on each of these dates, unless you are excused by Ms. Williams.
Application Instructions

To apply for this opportunity, the student must 

1. be a Sophomore in good standing,
2. be passing all classes, and
3. complete the online application by clicking here.
Again, the deadline for submitting your application is Wednesday, January 29.  

Email Ms. Williams if you have questions: annie.b.williams@montgomerybell.edu.


Montgomery Bell Academy

4001 Harding Road
Nashville, TN 37205
(615) 298-5514