Youth's Leadership, a non-profit corporation, supports youth organizations and programs that build character, teach service, and purpose community awareness as well as social and environmental responsibility in children.

Scholarships

Scholarships are funds designated for use by a specific youth actively enrolled in one of the youth organization programs supported by Youth’s Leadership. There are different types of scholarship funds and terms. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Primary Scholarship funds provided to the youth organization in the name of the youth’s family to cover costs the family is unable to meet;
  • Secondary Scholarship funds provided to another party — usually contracted by the youth organization — to provide services and/or resources that are central to the leadership program in which the youth is actively enrolled;
  • Community Service Project Scholarship funds may be provided to either the youth organization or partnering businesses contracted to provide materials for the project.

If you are a program advisor, counselor, volunteer leader or other representative of a supported youth program and know a youth in need of assistance funds to actively participate, or if you are the parent or guardian or adult family member of a youth actively enrolled in a supported program, you may contact us to receive more information about the possibility of receiving scholarship funds.

Note: As with all support provided by Youth's Leadership, all scholarship funds are provided to the supported youth organization and/or its partners in service to the youth.

 

Did You Know?

The need for individual support is plainly obvious when it is considered that the average cost of full participation in a robust program during the 2009-2010 school year for a beginning elementary school age child was $325, and for a middle school age or older child averaged more than $900. This out-of-pocket expense to families did NOT include such things as:

  • Uniform and insignia or other required clothing
  • Equipment or gear required for outdoor experience
  • Travel expenses such as ride-sharing, food, educational and outdoor experiences, and lodging
  • Publications (including handbooks, study guides, workbooks, safety guides, rules of activities and requirements for program advancement, etc.)

For an older child, when purchased new the above items cost an estimated $450 on average, during the same period (2009-2010 school year). Not surprisingly, costs have remained steadily on the rise.

 

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