Youth Corps is a life-changing leadership development experience for 36 outstanding 9th and 10th grade students in Richland & Lexington County. Students undergo one year of experiential leadership modules so that they can become equipped to be leaders in their  schools, communities, and beyond.




The Youth Corps experience unleashes students in a multitude of ways. Not only do participants gain leadership skills, they develop confidence, team-building skills, a vision for their future. 


Time and time again parents attribute Youth Corps to the development they see in their child - growth in confidence, leadership, purpose, and an enhanced level of determination. 


 Educators and guidance counselors often introduce students to Youth Corps and assist them with the application process. Educators are always impressed with the skills participants master. 




Each year, the Youth Corps Selection Committee selects thirty-six 9th and 10th grade students who show promise of future leadership.  Applicants must display evidence of good judgment and the potential to affect positive change.

Selected students will engage in a one-year course of practical, hands-on, on-site experiences that will position them to go on to become community leaders in the Midlands and beyond. 

Applications for the next round of interviews must be completely filled out and mailed or emailed in by May 17 & May 31, 2019


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