The L Games ...for outstanding current 9th grade students in Richland & Lexington Counties
April 11, 2015
2:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Bethel Camp & Retreat Center
750 Boy Scout Rd, Gaston, SC 29053
$10 per person (includes t-shirt, cookout and all activities)

CLICK HERE for more details and Registration Forms.

  • How the fun is in the action!
  • Outrageous leadership challenges
  • Leadership unleashed
  • Youth Corps in one afternoon
  • Cookout, t-shirt, and more!
  • Optional polar plunge at end


Applying for the 2015-16 Class
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. Application deadline for first round of interviews is March 31, 2015 and April 17 for the next round of interviews. Only 36 students are accepted.

To apply for the Youth Corps class of 2015-16, 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.


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.


"Leadership Unleashed!"

Youth Corps is a life-changing leadership training experience for 36 outstanding 9th and 10th grade students in the Midlands (Richland & Lexington counties). The 2014-2015 class began in August 2014 and will end in May 2015. Youth Corps is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 class. 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 2015-2016 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 Junior League Women in Philanthropy

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