The purpose of The Storehouse Youth Leadership Council (YLC) is to provide high school students with leadership experience while fulfilling the mission of The Storehouse to feed, clothe, and care as neighbors in one community.

Members have an opportunity to serve The Storehouse neighbors directly, while developing the following skills:

Leadership Skills

Casting a vision, developing a strategy, and implementing a plan that supports the mission of The Storehouse

Community Perspective

Articulating challenges within the community that may have previously gone unnoticed

Life Skills

Cultivating a set of skills that will equip members for future endeavors 


Membership Information 2023 - 2024

Membership is open to all high school students entering 9th – 12th grades.  Although attendance at all council meetings is strongly encouraged, members are required to serve and attend at least 5 of the 8 council service/meeting days.

Each day will account for 5 service hours that can be accredited to other organizational requirements as the member needs (e.g., high school requirements, National Honor Society requirements, etc). Each service day counts for 3 volunteers hours while each council meeting counts for 2 volunteer hours.

Council meetings will be held on The Storehouse campus. Each YLC member is required to complete at least 30 volunteer hours at The Storehouse during the 2023-2024 year.

The YLC 2023-2024 year will officially begin on Saturday, August 19, 2022 with a mandatory orientation from 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

UPDATE: Due to changes in our food pantry distribution schedule, the YLC 2023-2024 Calendar has been amended. Below are the remaining service and meeting dates and times for 2024. 

Wednesdays, 5:00PM-7:00PM Wednesdays, 7:00PM-8:00PM Saturdays, 10:00AM-12:00PM
CANCELLED January 17 | Green Squad January 20*
February 14 February 14 | Purple Squad February 17
March 20 March 20 | Orange Squad March 23
April 17 N/A April 20

*We are starting our January 2024 meeting at 9:00AM. We will spend the first hour going over the changes to the YLC in 2024.

YLC Summer '23 Sessions

We will have three summer preview sessions for YLC 2023-2024 Members:

Thursday, June 22, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 20, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 22, 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Attendance is optional. We encourage YLC Members to sign up for these sessions to meet other members and get started volunteering. Look for the sign up link in your emails!

How Do I Apply?

Membership for the 2023-2024 Council is open to the first 50 applicants. 

The membership application includes a series of questions.  Please make a note of these questions before you begin the application, as the form does not  allow you to save your answers while you are in process of completion.

  • Demographic information (name, address, school, etc.)
  • What are your future interests?
  • What extracurricular activities are you involved in and how have they impacted you? 
  • Have you volunteered at The Storehouse before?  If so, what was your experience? If you have not volunteered The Storehouse, why are you applying for the YLC?
  • What are your other volunteer experiences?
  • What skills do you think you could bring or contribute to the YLC ?

There is a $40 membership fee to cover Council t-shirt, nametag and miscellaneous expenses during the year.  Membership fee can be waived if needed. Student and parent signatures will be required on the application.


YLC 2024-2025 Membership Criteria

  • Starting in 2024, candidacy for our Youth Leadership Council will only be open to students in 10th – 12th grades.
  • YLC will only be open to 40 applicants for the 2024-2025 year.
  • New Members: Freshmen who are interested in joining the YLC will need to complete 40 hours of service at The Storehouse before applying for membership in the spring semester before their sophomore year. YLC Advisors will interview and select new candidates for the program.
  • Returning Members: For the 2024-2025 YLC Year, returning members must have completed at least 40 hours the previous year to be eligible for re-admission to the YLC.

YLC 2022-23 Recognitions

2022-23 Leadership Team

Special thanks to the YLC 2022-23 Leadership Committee for their dedication and efforts:

  • Ajay Raghavan, Asst. Squad Leader
  • Charlotte Blank, Asst. Squad Leader
  • Grace Duran, Squad Leader
  • Katherine Happe, Squad Leader
  • Lourdes Brown, Squad Leader
  • Mia Blank, Squad Leader
  • Nora Dufresne, Squad Leader
  • Raghav Gupta, Squad Leader
  • David Huerta, YLC Advisor
  • Benjamin Skye, YLC Advisor

2022-23 Graduating Seniors

We would also like to recognize the following seniors for their contributions to the YLC in 2022-23:

  • Anna Norris
  • Avery Cendana
  • Caroline Freeman
  • Carly Raspberry-Moore
  • Christy Liu
  • Grace Duran
  • Grace Pritchett
  • Hope Smartt
  • Kate Webb
  • Lourdes Brown
  • Mackenzie Murphy
  • Mia Blank
  • Nora Dufresne
  • Victoria Hathaway
  • William Dai