Youth Corps L-GAMES

...for outstanding current 9th grade students in Richland & Lexington Counties.
April 29, 2017 2:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Bethel Camp & Retreat Center
750 Boy Scout Rd.
Gaston, SC 29053
$10 per person (includes t-shirt, dinner from Groucho’s, and all activities)
Registration deadline is April 23 for The L Games.

CLICK HERE for instant Online Registration.
CLICK HERE for color brochure.
CLICK HERE for printable Registration Forms.

  • How the fun is in the action!
  • Outrageous leadership challenges
  • Leadership unleashed
  • Youth Corps in one afternoon
  • Cookout, t-shirt, and more!
  • Optional polar plunge at end

Applying for the 2017-18 Class
Discover what other outstanding students have experienced… a thrilling, life-changing 9 months training in becoming a leader! You can be part of Youth Corps for the 2017-18 school year. Go to the Application tab or click the Apply button below to print off your application.
Application deadline for next round of interviews is April 26 and May 17 for the following round. Only 36 students are accepted.

To apply for the Youth Corps class of 2017-18, please click this button.

Teachers and Community Leaders, please direct your students to this website to apply. Nominations are also accepted.

To nominate a student
Please click this button.


What do various valedictorians, athletes of the year, student body presidents, teen board members, team captains, and other outstanding students and student leaders have in common?
They have graduated from Youth Corps!

“You will never begin to understand how much this year has changed my life. From swinging from the top of a telephone pole to visiting DJJ to starting my own business, Youth Corps has definitely brought me out of my comfort zone.”
- V. Lockett
'05-'06 Youth Corps student

"My experience with Youth Corps can be summed up in one word… UNFORGETTABLE."
- K. Yeh, Youth Corps Alumnus,
Graduated Valedictorian-Dreher H.S.


"Leadership Unleashed!"

Youth Corps is a life-changing leadership training experience for 36 outstanding 9th and 10th grade students in the Midlands (Richland & Lexington counties). The 2016-2017 class began in August 2016 and ends in May 2017. Youth Corps is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 class. In Youth Corps, participants experience nine different areas (modules) in which they gain exposure and opportunity. Each module is led by top community leaders and will last one month; the students participate in about 12 hours per month.

In Youth Corps, you will…

  • Start your own business
  • Lead a community service project
  • Help victims of crime
  • Support actual legislation at the State House
  • Discover careers of your interest
  • Interact with the world of journalism
  • Gain money management skills
  • Explore the arts & culture
  • Develop as a leader
    … and make a difference in your community!

You can also nominate rising 9th & 10th graders (male and female students) for Youth Corps for the 2017-2018 school year. Don't miss out on the experience!

"I would not be where I am today if it were not for Youth Corps."
D.J., Youth Corps alumnus, recent graduate of Clemson University

Thanks to our corporate sponsors for their gracious support.

   Blue Cross Blue Shield

Lipscomb Family Foundation

AAC Utility Partners

Allegra - Marketing, Print, Signs

JA White & Associates

Bank of America

Colonial Insurance

TD Bank
Junior League Women in Philanthropy

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