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WHAT IS THE JEWETT YOUTH LEADERSHIP COUNCIL?

A diverse, youth-driven group passionate about their community and creating a positive impact. Through this six-month commitment and with the help of YVCF staff and community experts, JYLC members will

  1. Assess community focus area

  2. Select a grantmaking focus area

  3. Develop request for proposals

  4. Review grant applications

  5. Make final funding recommendations to award $100,000 in 2019 to local nonprofits

JYLC MEMBERS CAN EXPECT TO: 

  • Develop leadership and communication skills

  • Increase awareness of local programs and nonprofits

  • Discuss issues facing the community

  • Express opinions in a respectful and meaningful way

  • Receive a stipend for travel cost

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO BE PART OF JYLC?

Seniors/12th-grade students graduating high school in 2019 and attend at one of the following high schools:
  • Eisenhower 
  • A.C. Davis
  •  West Valley
  •  La Salle
  • Riverside Christian
  • East Valley
 

WHAT IS REQUIRED?

Attend and participate in all JYLC activities including:
  • Afterschool Monthly Meetings (January - May)
  • One-day Leadership Retreat (Spring TDB)
  • Celebration (June)

 

HOW DO I APPLY/JOIN JYLC?

STEP 1: Complete and submit the Act Six Scholarship Application by November 6, 2018. 

*You don't need to be an Act Six Scholarship recipient to be part of JYLC... just complete and submit the scholarship application.

STEP 2: Complete and submit the brief JYLC application found HERE by December 10, 2018.

 

Additional Information & Important Dates

Up to seven students will be selected to JYLC.

Finalist will be selected by Friday, December 14, 2018, and will be notified by email or phone. 

Selected students will be given until Friday, December 21, 2018, to decide and commit to the program. 

The initial January JYLC meeting will be announced and scheduled based on the selected students' availability.

APPLY HERE:

JYLC Application

An Inspiring Spirit of Giving:

Helen Jewett was a tremendous local philanthropist who supported many organizations across the Yakima Valley. Helen passed away at the age of 94 in 2008; her will included the distribution of $14 million to local nonprofits. Helen wanted to empower youth voice in the Valley to be philanthropist, and a gift from her estate established the Youth Leadership Council. 

Contact:

Luis Gomez
Program Associate
info.jylc@yakimavalleycf.org
(509) 457-7616

 

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