(330) 594-8821

Helping People thrive, not just survive!!!

PREPARING TODAY'S YOUTH TO BE TOMORROW'S LEADERS!!!


Our Youth Leadership Academy does more than train and empower youth to be great leaders. We offer entrepreneurship, corporate, governance, social service and team-building skills training programming and activities that prepare our participants to make a difference in the world.


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OUR STATUS

We are a federally tax-exempt 501c3 faith-based, nonprofit social purpose organization with a vision to help transform people's lives. All donations and vendor fees are tax-deductible.

We train and empower people to become self-sufficient while providing opportunities for them to become socially aware and make a huge positive impact in their communities.

Entrepreneurship

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Fundraising

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Community Service

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Philanthropy

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Governance

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Leadership

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How We Help Our Kids Help Others

This is how we help our young people make an impact in their communities, while preparing them to be successful as adults:

Entrepreneurship Skill Set

We provide opportunities for young people to create their own business in order to make money. They work with adult advisors to create ways to generate an income for their own recreational activities, uniforms and other projects and activities. From business plans, to market analysis, to strategic planning, etc., they prepare for real world small business through this program.

Fundraising Skill Set

Fundraising activities include helping out with craft shows, vendor events, benefit shows and concerts, and other activities. Youth participants play a major role in the fundraising efforts of Joyful Givers. We operate on the principle that we don't just want people to give us money. We want to earn it. We do this by having our participants work with the adults to put on these fundraising events.

Community Service

Every member of our organization participates in community outreach and service. We also like to inspire and encourage others to do the same. Part of our entrepreneurship and fundraising efforts go towards funding youth groups throughout Stark County and surrounding areas who create and implement community service projects. Check out our Community Contests page for more information.

Philanthropy

A big part of being a leader is to lead by example. A leader is generous and humble. We want to be and lead our young leaders to be the same. We provide opportunities for youth to be a blessing to others. This is also a youth-led program. We work with youth to create ways to give generously to someone in need several times per year.

Governance Skill Set

There is a Youth Governing Board that is assisted by the Adult Advisory Board to do everything a real Board of Directors does. From putting financial caps on funding, to planning funding cycles, project budgets, and controlling the organization (with the Adult Board doing the legalities, and participation from the Youth Governing Board so they get real-world business administration experience. Youth Members and Chairs also interview the applicants of the service projects from outside youth groups, vote on who gets funding and they perform many other duties.

Leadership Skill Set

Plenty of leadership opportunities are provided to our young people. In addition to our other activities, youth will also become youth mentors, participate in team-building and conflict resolution activities as well as myriad activities that are geared toward developing out participants into strong leaders who are socially aware and self-sufficient.

OUR LOCATION

143 17th St NW
Canton, OH 44703
p: (330) 594-8821
e: [email protected]