Applications are now being accepted for Youth Corps for the 2015-16 year! Discover what other outstanding students have experienced… a thrilling, life-changing 9 months training in becoming a leader! You can be part of Youth Corps for the 2015-16 school year. Go to the Application tab or click the Apply button below to print off your application. Applications are accepted until March 31, 2015. Only 36 students are accepted.

To apply, please click this button.

Teachers and Community Leaders, please direct your students to this website to apply. Nominations are also accepted.

To nominate a student
Please click this button.

The Youth Corps Annual Luncheon is March 12, 2015!


What do various valedictorians, athletes of the year, student body presidents, teen board members, team captains, and other outstanding students and student leaders have in common?
They have graduated from Youth Corps!

“You will never begin to understand how much this year has changed my life. From swinging from the top of a telephone pole to visiting DJJ to starting my own business, Youth Corps has definitely brought me out of my comfort zone.”
- V. Lockett
'05-'06 Youth Corps student

"My experience with Youth Corps can be summed up in one word… UNFORGETTABLE."
- K. Yeh, Youth Corps Alumnus,
Graduated Valedictorian-Dreher H.S.


Preparing Tomorrow's Leaders Today

Youth Corps is a leadership training experience for 36 outstanding 9th and 10th grade students in the Midlands (Richland & Lexington counties). We will also accept a few applications from rising 11th graders. The 2014-2015 class began in August 2014 and will end May 2015. In Youth Corps, participants experience nine different areas (modules) in which they gain exposure and opportunity. Each module is led by top community leaders and will last one month; the students participate in about 12 hours per month.

In Youth Corps, you will…

  • Start your own business
  • Lead a community service project
  • Help victims of crime
  • Support actual legislation at the State House
  • Discover careers of your interest
  • Interact with the world of journalism
  • Gain money management skills
  • Explore the arts & culture
  • Develop as a leader
    … and make a difference in your community!

You can now nominate rising 9th & 10th graders (male and female students) for Youth Corps for the 2014-2015 school year. Don't miss out on the experience.

"I would not be where I am today if it were not for Youth Corps."
D.J., Youth Corps alumnus, recent graduate of Clemson University

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   Blue Cross Blue Shield

Lipscomb Family Foundation

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