Students can still apply for Youth Corps!

Application deadline for the final round of interviews is August 14, 2014.

To apply, please click this button.

Youth Corps is a leadership experience unlike any other in the county.

Find out why outstanding students are saying, “This has impacted me more than anything I have done in my life!”

Rising 9th and 10th grade students (current 8th & 9th graders) can apply for the 2014-2015 year. Don’t wait… only 36 students are selected for this electrifying experience.

A student does not need to be nominated… they can simply get the application from this website. But you can still nominate students and you can nominate as many students as you desire.

To nominate a student
Please click this button.


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). The 2014-2015 class will begin August 2014 and will end May 2015. In Youth Corps, participants will experience nine different areas (modules) in which they will 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.

Leadership Weekend 2014 is August 22-24.

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

Thanks to our corporate sponsors for their gracious support.

   Blue Cross Blue Shield

Lipscomb Family Foundation

JA White & Associates
Bank of America       Colonial Insurance TD Bank

Proud Winner of the Allegra 2014 FPF award.

South Carolina Bank & Trust

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