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!

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.