Welcome to the Youth Leadership Corps (YLC) fundraising page! All funds raised through this campaign will support future groups of YLC students in their journey with Outward Bound California.
YLC is a merit-based scholarship program that empowers a group of 18-20 highly motivated Bay Area teens to build their leadership skills and give back to their community each year. The program kicks off with an epic 14-day alpine backpacking adventure in the High Sierra. While trekking amid granite domes and alpine lakes, students build bonds of trust, an ethic of service and a framework of leadership and communication skills.
Once they’re back home, YLC students support each other and the community with monthly meetings and service projects under the guidance of their instructors.They take lessons and skills learned on course and apply them to real-world leadership challenges they face in their schools and social groups. The result is a group of students who are inspired and empowered as community leaders and protectors of the environment.
"I learned things about myself that shocked me and learned to push myself further than I thought I could go. I made friends that had struggles greater than mine and had overcome obstacles. I hope I am friends with these amazing people for life." --Natalie, YLC 2014-15
“Going through Outward Bound’s YLC has made me a stronger person physically, but moreover, mentally I’m more persistent, self-confident, and adaptable to new situations.” -- Catherine, YLC 2012-13