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.
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.