Youth Leadership Cabinet


2017-2018 Youth Leadership Cabinet

United Way’s Youth Leadership Cabinet (YLC) is a cabinet of passionate high-school aged youth who are actively seeking ways to Connect, Serve and Lead to make a positive and lasting impact throughout our community through United Way of the Brazos Valley.  YLC promotes civic involvement and responsibility by providing high school students with opportunities to participate with United Way.

Mission: YLC is united to lead the way volunteering, raising funds and helping others in the Brazos Valley.


Opportunities to Connect, Serve and Lead

Connect (Social/Networking):  Provides opportunities for high-school youth to meet students from other local high schools as well as get to know others in their own school. 

Serve (Community Involvement & Fundraising): Community involvement opportunities allow YLC members to engage in service in their community, helping United Way impact people’s lives. Additionally, YLC raises funds and coordinates a micro-grant program each spring for local organizations.

Lead (Leadership Education): Leadership development is central to the work of YLC.  Members will have opportunities to develop their leadership abilities through service on the Cabinet and on committees and helping to coordinate fundraisers and service opportunities. Additionally, YLC works to provide leadership development opportunities to other high-school youth in the community.

Benefits of YLC:

Members of United Way’s Youth Leadership Cabinet:

  • Gain unique knowledge of the community

  • Understand the work of United Way and feel invested in positively impacting the community

  • Develop critical leadership, organizational and planning skills

  • Develop key contacts

  • Become a part of a “community-wide” effort to make a difference

Requirements for Membership:

Age Requirement: 9th grade – 12th grade students at local high schools.

Application Phase: Principals and School Counselors will assist in identifying qualified and interested candidates for application. Interested candidates will complete an application and submit it to YLC for consideration. Applications are accepted during the spring semester. Interested candidates should contact their principal or school counselor for more information.

Attendance Commitment:

  • Commit to attend 75% of weekly meetings/events. Meetings are a time for social networking as well as planning upcoming fundraisers and projects and are a vital part of service on YLC.

  • Commit to attend fundraising activities

  • Commit to serve on at least one (1) committee

  • Commit to participate in planning and attend Youth Leadership Day (spring semester) and Youth Day of Caring (Martin Luther King Jr. Day).


To learn more about Youth Leadership Cabinet, contact Tami Scott at 979-696-4483 x108 or