Leadership
Unleashed

Youth Corps is a life-changing experiential learning and leadership development experience for 9th and 10th grade students in the Midlands of South Carolina.

"Youth Corps has unlocked and unleashed in me what it takes to not only be successful, but to lead others to success as well."
- Cleveland, Youth Corps Class of 2011

Our Impact

Students undergo one year of experiential leadership modules so that they can become equipped to be leaders in their schools, communities, and beyond. Youth Corps Students are a cross-section of the community socioeconomically and racially making it a real world experience.

Students

The Youth Corps experience unleashes students in a multitude of ways. Not only do participants gain leadership skills, they develop confidence, team-building skills, a vision for their future.

Parents

Time and time again parents attribute Youth Corps to the development they see in their child - growth in confidence, leadership, purpose, and an enhanced level of determination.

Alumni

There are more than 600 members of an elite group called Youth Corps Alumni. They are making a difference in the world. They are changing lives.

Become a
Leader

Each year, the Youth Corps Selection Committee selects thirty-six 9th and 10th grade students who show promise of future leadership. Applicants must display evidence of good judgment and the potential to affect positive change.

Selected students will engage in a one-year course of practical, hands-on, on-site experiences that will position them to go on to become community leaders in the Midlands and beyond.

Applications for Year 19 of Youth Corps school year 2023-2024 will begin Winter of 2022.

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News & Events

WLTX- Youth Corps ‘brewing up’ success with real-life business experience

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A local organization is working to give ninth and tenth graders in Lexington and Richland counties a chance to build life skills – through coffee. Youth Corps met on Saturday morning to say goodbye to Jeff Becraft, its now-former executive director, who helped serve the organization for 17 years. He passed the…

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