BENEFITING: Youth Leadership Foundation, Inc.
EVENT DATE: Aug 05, 2016
Every summer The Youth Leadership Foundation (YLF) provides a life changing experience for at-risk children in the greater Washington metropolitan area.
Our six-week long summer program for girls aims to build character, integrity, and confidence among the youth we serve.
Through classes on virtue and leadership, one-on-one mentoring, and team building activities we are providing these children the tools they need to succeed.
I have been with PALS since 2014, as a mentor and program coordinator. One of the things that immediately struck me about this program was the emphasis on character development.
While we naturally like to set high academic bars for our students to reach, we don’t stop there. We challenge our girls to live virtuously and be other-centered. I have seen the transformative power of PALS, through the growth of these young women. It has been especially rewarding to see students return to the program as volunteers. My goal for the summer is to foster a growth mentality in my students, which they can carry out in the coming school year.
The largest expense of the program is the salary of the mentors. Your financial donation will give the greatest gift a child could ever have, a mentor.
Help me help these children change the trajectory of their lives this summer. My personal goal is to raise $400. Please help me reach my financial and mentor goal.