What We Stand For
Our mission is to support the holistic development of youth by providing experiential programming that enriches them in the areas of service-learning, entrepreneurism, lifelong learning, physical and mental wellness, and professionalism.
Physical & Mental Wellness
Our vision is to fulfill this mission through the creation of innovative youth centers that are dedicated to the promotion of these areas in safe, welcoming environments for youth of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds right in the heart of their communities.
Through our work, we strive to ensure the next generation grows up to be the next changemakers, educators, innovators, community leaders, model athletes, and more.
With the rise of COVID-19, we paused our planned in-person programming. We have shifted our focuses to virtual initiatives that still provide value to youth and young adults across the country and provide opportunities for them to learn and grow. These virtual initiatives include the Let's Thrive Now campaign and the Mentor Moments podcast.
The Let's Thrive Now campaign is a virtual hub where youth and young adults can find free resources such as articles and videos that help them navigate the challenges of the pandemic and thrive during this time.
Created to provide a centralized place for young adults to find relevant information, the site provides helpful content on topics such as financial wellness, mental health, career advancement, and more. To date, Let's Thrive Now has served thousands of youth - to learn more, click here to visit the site.
The Mentor Moments podcast features interviews with executives and leaders, who share insightful and impactful advice. After recognizing that the pandemic would deprive many young adults of internships and thus valuable mentorship opportunities, we launched this podcast to address that need.
So far, the podcast has featured guests such as Cynt Marshall (CEO, Dallas Mavericks), Dolf Berle (CEO, Topgolf), Grant Moise (Publisher, Dallas Morning News), Andrea Williams (COO, College Football Playoff), and more. To listen to the podcast, please click here.
How We Started
Young Leaders for Change started with a college student having a simple goal: spend his summer break serving the community. With the help of his mentor, he completed 30 different service projects in 30 days, beginning a transformative service learning journey. Read more by clicking here.
The work of Young Leaders for Change would not be possible without the generous support of individuals and companies who share our passion for helping the community and investing in youth. To make a financial contribution, please click here. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.