Youth Leadership Council

 

The Youth Leadership Council (YLC) is a high school volunteer group that meets every other week to plan service projects and fundraisers. An nationally recognized Student United Way, YLC is led by an elected executive team. Currently, the Youth Leadership Council is led by President Tammy Doan (Wenatchee High School), Vice President Danielle Meadows (Eastmont High School), Secretary Cameron Wood (Wenatchee High School) and Treasurer Sophia Dillon (Wenatchee High School). YLC participates in many community service projects throughout the year including Lighthouse Meals, Lighthouse Gardens, and Financial Simulations. YLC was also involved in events for Our Valley, What’s Next!

President
 

Tammy Doan, 12

Vice
President

 

Danielle Meadows, 12

Secretary
 

 

 

Cameron Wood, 12

Treasurer
 

Sophia Dillon, 10

The Youth Leadership Council is incredibly proud of their flagship program, Student Opportunities Fund (SOF). The fund is set up for students in Wenatchee and Eastmont High Schools to receive mini-grants for items or costly expenses that will enhance their high school experience, even if they may not be able to afford the cost themselves.

YLC raised $4,896.70 for the 2015-2016 school year and gave back to Wenatchee and Eastmont High Schools through an application process and InvestED matching funds. The InvestEd matching designations were $500 each for Wenatchee, and Eastmont High schools, which will be matched, dollar for dollar, by InvestEd to meet the needs of the school's students. InvestED provides funding that supports the efforts of secondary schools throughout Washington state.

Each mini-grant has a $100 cap, though some applications have been approved for more. Students wishing to benefit from the Student Opportunities Fund may inquire about application with their school counselor, who will help them complete the application. The anonymous application will be reviewed and approved/denied by the Council and schools will be notified about the status of the application typically within 2 weeks. Most applications are approved with either full or partial funding.

The Council fundraises for the Student Opportunities Fund through Car Washes, Applebees Pancake Breakfast Fundraisers, Gift Wrapping at the Wenatchee Valley Mall, assembling the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce mailer each month, and selling their signature Opportunity Apples.

Youth Leadership Council, an official Student United Way, received
national recogniation for their Student Opportunities Fund