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 2024 - 2025

Membership Criteria

  • Our Youth Leadership Council is open to students in 10th - 12th grades.
  • All applications will be reviewed and 40 members will be selected for the 2024-2025 council. Selection will be based on volunteer hours completed at The Storehouse, engagement while volunteering, the student's schedule and availability, and finally, responses to questions in the application form. 
  • 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 30 hours and attended 5 out of 8 meetings in the previous year to be eligible for re-admission to the YLC.

Service Hours

YLC Service Days occur once a month on Wednesdays from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Each YLC Service Day will count for 2 volunteer hours that can be accredited to other organizational requirements as the member needs (e.g., high school requirements, National Honor Society requirements, etc).

YLC Meetings occur once a month on Saturdays from 10:00am - 12:00 p.m. Each YLC 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 2024-2025 year.

The YLC 2024-2025 year will officially begin on Saturday, August 17, 2024 with a mandatory orientation from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

YLC 2024-2025 Calendar*

May 4, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.: YLC Meet & Greet (Optional but highly encouraged)

SERVICE DAYS SQUAD PREP MEETING MONTHLY MEETING DAYS
Wednesdays, 5:00PM-7:00PM Wednesdays, 7:00PM-8:00PM Saturdays, 10:00AM-12:00PM
September 18 N/A September 21 | Mock Meeting
October 16 October 16 | Squad TBD October 19 | Psychological Safety 
November 13 November 13 | Squad TBD November 16 | Dependability
December 4 N/A December 7 | YLC Christmas Party
January 22 January 22 | Squad TBD January 25 | Structure & Clarity
February 19 February 19 | Squad TBD February 22 | Meaning
March 26 March 26 | Squad TBD March 29 | Impact
April 16 N/A April 19 | Year End Celebration

*Please turn your phone sideways to view this calendar on a mobile phone.

YLC Summer 2024 Sessions

We will have a few summer preview sessions for YLC 2024-2025 Members:

June

Tuesday, June 18, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. | Seven Loaves Food Pantry

Thursday, June 20, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. | Joseph's Coat Clothing Closet

July

Tuesday, July 23, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. | Seven Loaves Food Pantry

Thursday, July 25, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. | Joseph's Coat Clothing Closet


Attendance is optional. We encourage YLC Members to sign up for these sessions to meet other members and get started volunteering. Hours accumulated in the summer will count towards your total hours for the year. Look for the sign up link in your emails!

How Do I Apply?

Membership for the 2024-2025 Council opens on the following dates:

  • Returning Members: Wednesday, April 17, 2024
  • New Members: Saturday, April 20, 2024
  • Registration Closes: Monday, April 22, at 5:00 p.m. 

Once applications have been received, the YLC Advisors will review each application. The final roster of 40 students will be finalized by Wednesday, April 24, 2024. 

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 ?

Student and parent signatures will be required on the application. 

There is a $50 membership fee to cover council t-shirt, name tag, food for meetings, and miscellaneous expenses during the year. Membership fee can be waived for students with financial need. Students accepted into the YLC will receive an email confirming their spot which includes a link to complete payment for membership fees. 

APPLICATIONS CLOSED FOR THE 2024-2025 COUNCIL

YLC 2023-24 Recognitions

2023-24 Leadership Team

Special thanks to the YLC 2023-24 Leadership Committee for their dedication and efforts:

  • Ajay Raghavan, Squad Leader
  • Ally Troxler, Asst. Squad Leader
  • Ava Henry, Asst. Squad Leader
  • Blair Neumayer, Asst. Squad Leader
  • Carter Jacob, Asst. Squad Leader
  • Charlotte Blank, Squad Leader
  • Henry Troxler, Asst. Squad Leader
  • Katherine Happe, Squad Leader
  • Leah Devasia, Squad Leader
  • Theresa Wootton, Squad Leader
  • David Huerta, YLC Advisor
  • Benjamin Skye, YLC Advisor

2023-24 Graduating Seniors

We would also like to recognize the following seniors for their contributions to the YLC in 2023-24:

  • Adil Miah
  • Ajay Raghavan
  • Ally Troxler
  • Charlotte Blank
  • Henry Rutnam
  • Justin Goodlin
  • Katherine Happe
  • Lakshmi Aravindan
  • Lauren Latham
  • Leah Devasia
  • Lupe Oloyede
  • Matthew Farrell
  • Theresa Wootton
  • Shirley Xinyi Yang