Partners

Our YLA Organizational Partners. . .

Tell the Story

  • Inform members of YLA youth leadership program opportunities
  • Share YLA’s story locally, across the state and beyond
  • Open doors to schools and other youth serving organizations for YLA to present program

Volunteer assistance to YLA chapters

  • Recruit volunteers to serve as adult advisors to local YLA youth

Provide assistance to local youth participating in

  • Youth in Government Student Legislature or Supreme Court
  • 8th  Grade Youth & Government Seminars
  • Model United Nations
  • YLA youth groups in areas of member recruitment and training, public relations, program, volunteer service, financial development

Offer Speaker / Program Resource to teens in

  • Youth in Government
  • 8th  Grade Youth & Government Seminars
  • Model United Nations
  • Entrepreneurship Summit
  • Leadership-Service Summit

Sponsor youth to

  • Entrepreneurship Summit at Horseshoe
  • Leadership-Service Summits at Horseshoe
  • Youth in Government Student Legislature and Supreme Court at the Capitol
  • Model United Nations
  • YLA youth leadership conferences and retreats

Partnerships and Working Relationships include . . .

  • Adams County Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • American Camp Association
  • Appalachian Forest Heritage Area
  • Appalachian Regional Commission
  • Arc of Appalachia / Highlands Nature Sanctuary
  • Association of Ohio Commodores
  • Beckley Area Foundation
  • Bonner Scholars
  • Buckeye Trail Association
  • Chautauqua Network, Chautauqua, NY
  • Clean Ohio Conservation Fund
  • Clothesline of Quilts in Appalachia
  • Columbus Council on World Affairs
  • Columbus Foundation
  • Connect Ohio
  • Corporation for National and Community Service: Ohio and West Virginia
  • Create West Virginia
  • Cultural Enrichment and Education Center of Appalachia Ohio
  • Extension Service (4-H)
  • Friends of Freedom Society (Ohio Underground Railroad)
  • GE Volunteers
  • Governors – Ohio and West Virginia
  • Governor’s Office of Appalachia – Ohio and West Virginia
  • Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
  • Greenfield Historical Society
  • Highland County Chamber of Commerce
  • High/Scope Educational Research Foundation
  • Jackson County West Virginia Foundation
  • Leadership West Virginia
  • Jennings Randolph Recognition Project
  • Learn and Serve – Department of Education
  • Mason County West Virginia Foundation
  • Mifflin Township Trustees
  • Ohio Alliance for Arts Education
  • Ohio Appalachian Country
  • Ohio Arts Council – Appalachian Arts Program
  • Ohio Appalachian Task Force
  • Ohio Cave Survey, Karst Waters Institute
  • Campus Compact
  • Ohio Civic Health Initiative
  • Ohio Community Service Council
  • Ohio Department of Education
  • Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
  • Ohio Department of Natural Resources
  • Ohio Hill Country Heritage Area
  • Ohio Make A Difference Day
  • Ohio Public Works Commission
  • Ohio Senate and Ohio House of Representatives
  • Ohio Valley Regional Development Council
  • OSU South Center at Piketon
  • Parkersburg Area Foundation
  • Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity – Institute of Technology West Virginia University
  • Pike County Chamber of Commerce
  • Pike County Commission
  • Pike County Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Prudential Youth Leadership Institute
  • RESA Districts: West Virginia
  • Rural Action – Ohio
  • Rural Entrepreneurship through Action Learning (REAL)
  • Share Your Heritage: National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • South Central Ohio Preservation Society
  • Southern State Community College and Appalachian Gateway Center
  • State Alliance of YMCAs – Ohio
  • State Alliance of YMCAs – West Virginia
  • Supreme Court of Ohio
  • The Aurora Project
  • Tucker County Chamber of Commerce
  • Tucker County Commission
  • Tucker County Community Endowment Foundation
  • 21st Century Community Learning Centers
  • United Nations Association
  • United States Forest Service
  • Vandalia Rotary – Charleston
  • Vision Shared – West Virginia
  • Walmart Foundation
  • West Virginia AFL-CIO
  • West Virginia Army National Guard
  • West Virginia Center for Civic Life
  • West Virginia Chamber of Commerce
  • West Virginia Citizens Conservation Corps
  • West Virginia Civic Literacy Council
  • West Virginia Commission on National and Community Service
  • West Virginia Department of Education
  • West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
  • West Virginia Development Office
  • West Virginia Humanities Council
  • West Virginia Library Commission
  • West Virginia National Guard
  • West Virginia House of Delegates
  • West Virginia Senate
  • West Virginia State Bar
  • West Virginia State Bar Foundation
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • West Virginia Humanities Council
  • West Virginia Women’s Commission
  • Wittenberg University: Dr. Horton Hobbs III
  • Workforce Investment Boards

Plus in communities across both states and beyond . . .

Local Schools (more than 100);  Service Clubs (Civitan, GFWC, Kiwanis, Lions, Rotary, and others), Ys, Community Action, Higher education, Business, Labor, Foundations, Industry, Faith Based groups