Educational Institutions

Youth Leadership Academy

  • Elgin, IL
  • www.ylaecc.org

Mission Statement

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.

Main Programs

  1. YLA Program: Self Determination, College Readiness, Service Learning and Volunteering

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Service Areas

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Illinois

We serve students from the 6th - 12th grades in Illinois School Districts U-46, D300, D301, and D303.  These districts combined are known as "Elgin Community College District 509."

ruling year

2000

Principal Officer

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Mr. Dianha Ortega-Ehreth

Keywords

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educational, comprehensive, family-oriented, community-minded

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EIN

36-4314065

 Number

6057917425

Physical Address

410 Renner Dr.

Elgin, IL 60123

Also Known As

YLA

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Parent Teacher Group (B94)

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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The YLA team delivers quality leadership development programming to selected students beginning in the 7th grade who come from at-risk, low income backgrounds so that they are prepared for college.  Upon graduation from high school, our cadets are awarded a full tuition scholarship at ECC, and Judson University also offers full tuition scholarships to some of our alumni.  YLA has helped over 100 students gain access to higher education since its first graduating class in 2002.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

YLA Program: Self Determination, College Readiness, Service Learning and Volunteering

*college preparatory training (for 7th through 12th grades) based on selection of a class of 20 in the 6th grade; potential of 120 students *community service requirements *educational programs for parents/guardians

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Service Areas

Self-reported

Illinois

We serve students from the 6th - 12th grades in Illinois School Districts U-46, D300, D301, and D303.  These districts combined are known as "Elgin Community College District 509."

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Operations

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Youth Leadership Academy

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Dianha Ortega-Ehreth

BIO

Wellesley "Wes" Scott, Jr., is an M.D. and a Ph.D. His expertise in computer technology and serving human needs are invaluable assests in the development of a curriculum that incorporates technology and community service in its college preparatory training of 7th to 12th graders.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"As a professional in youth leadership development for over 15 years, it is striking to see the need for YLA's services in the Elgin area, and also a real pleasure to be a part of an organization that makes an incredible difference in the lives of many families.  The future work-force needs to be educated, self-determined and experienced in leadership and community service.  The YLA team is a diverse group of strong individuals who believe in our students and are shaping them in powerful ways to live into this future."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Wes Scott

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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