Leadership San Clemente is a free citizens academy offered by the city of San Clemente. The goal of the program is to provide residents with the knowledge and skills necessary to address community issues and to work together for the enhancement of the community. The program consists of eight classes that take place 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday evenings. Each class focuses on a different aspect of the city. At the final session, participants will get a guided bus tour of the city, followed by a graduation ceremony at Casa Romantica. The next Leadership San Clemente session will take place from Sept. 10 through Oct. 29. Classes are limited to 23 residents. To obtain an application for the program, visit www.san-clemente.org.