Youth Leadership Coalition

Youth Leadership Coalition is an 8-week summer program for students entering 7th-10th grade. We will meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 10am-12pm from June 15-August 5 at the Heights of Hope Community Center. Internship days and times will vary. Participants will explore their strengths and leadership potential, learn job readiness skills, build relationships with other ambitious youth and leaders in our community, and have real work experience at an internship.

YLC functions like a job. Participants fill out applications and go through an interview process to be selected and to be matched with their internship, then punch in and out each day with a time card in order to earn a small stipend of up to $200.

This summer, spots are very limited due to Covid precautions. Most class sessions will happen outdoors or in the Community Center garage with doors open. Participants are required to wear masks.

If you have any questions, please contact Mandy at (616) 589-6612 or or Laura at (616) 340-0737 or

Click the button below to apply. Applications are due May 5.