Happy New Year YLA Campaign (2017-2018)

As you close out calendar year 2017, help the Youth Leadership Academy get off to a fantastic 2018! Every dollar raised here will help off-set program costs.

A fundraising campaign for Youth Leadership Academy

Character Development 

College Readiness

Community Engagement 

This is what we do.  

100% of YLA students come from low-income households. 80% of YLA students will be the first in their families to go to college. Over the course of six years (7th - 12th grade), YLA students complete a minimum of 360 hours of leadership training. 

YLA students say they participate because YLA is a safe community where they are supported by people who believe in their potential. 

Help us in building the leaders of today and tomorrow!

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About the Organization

Youth Leadership Academy

The Youth Leadership Academy (YLA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which means your donations are tax-deductible!

EIN#: 364314065
Illinois tax exempt number: E9944-9544-03

YLA's mission:

To engage and inspire youth to maximize their potential to become successful community leaders through the access and responsible utilization of post-secondary education.