Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: December 16, 2011, 5:44 PM
The mission of the YLA is to engage and inspire youth to maximize their potential to become successful community leaders through the access and responsible utilization of post-secondary education.
We offer leadership training to 7th - 12th grade low-income youth and at the conclusion of their time with us, they receive a scholarship that covers full tuition at Elgin Community College for two consecutive years, and an additional two years at Judson University for those interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree. We also provide a supportive community to our cadet families, in particular, help in navigating the college application process for first generation college-bound cadets.