To Be Eligible Applicants Must:
Be enrolled as a student in a Richland or Lexington County School (but students from other counties can make a special request to apply.).
Make application during their 8th or 9th grade year for participation as a 9th or 10th grader.
Desire to develop and utilize their leadership skills.
Attendance is required at 80% of all sessions and field instruction. The sessions generally about three evening/late afternoon sessions each month with five Saturdays throughout the year.
About 12 hours per month total.
Every effort will be made to avoid conflicts with other school functions.
Excused absences from the program may be allowed under certain pre-arranged circumstances.
Participation in group community projects.
Participation in the personal application interviews (spring 2019), the Youth Corps Orientation (spring 2019) and the Leadership Weekend (August 2019) are mandatory.
Applications must be completely filled out and mailed or emailed in by March 31, 2019 for the first round of interviews.
If emailing, email to: firstname.lastname@example.org & copy email@example.com
One letter of recommendation is required.
Copy of your latest report card.
There is no fee to apply.
Cost: A $50.00 registration fee is due at Orientation for those accepted into the program. Total cost is $975 for the Youth Corps experience. Scholarship help is available for students who have a demonstrated need. To apply for a scholarship, go to www.youthcorps.net and download a Scholarship Application, fill it out and mail it in with your application.
Application must be filled out by the student.
Payment plans are available for monthly, quarterly or yearly installments.
Each student is responsible for transportation to and from each site for each session. Sessions are at different sites throughout the Midlands.
Have a personal interview with the selection committee.
Questions? Call 803-587-9162.