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Youth Leadership Council

We are so excited for the third year of the Make-A-Wish Missouri & Kansas - Youth Leadership Council! This unique group of talented and passionate students will meet three times throughout the 2019-2020 school year.

Council members are elected each year with membership terms running from August to June. Members will work together on fundraising projects to help raise awareness and funds for the mission of Make-A-Wish Missouri & Kansas. 

As a part of the Youth Leadership Council, students will learn valuable skills such as leadership, organization, budgeting and planning.  These transferable skills will be helpful in college, at work and beyond. Our goal is to grow this program into a network of youth across Missouri and Kansas, as we work together to ensure that every eligible child’s wish is granted.


To be a member of the Youth Leadership Council, you must:

  • Live in St. Louis or Kansas City Metro areas
  • Commit to activities on a one-year term basis
  • Be passionate about helping wish kids with critical illnesses
  • Attend three meetings during the term to learn about the mission, brand standards, and fundraising procedures at Make-A-Wish Missouri & Kansas. Meetings will be held in August/September, December, and June.
  • Be willing to communicate quickly and effectively by phone and email
  • Work together with the YLC to advertise and organize several fundraisers each semester with the goal of funding more wishes


As a Youth Leadership Council member, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Network with Make-A-Wish staff, business professionals, and other youth who are passionate about volunteering and philanthropy
  • Learn more about philanthropy, teamwork and leadership
  • Develop leadership skills that will help in a future job search or college applications
  • Make a difference in the lives of children with critical illnesses
  • Earn volunteer hours
  • Receive a certificate of completion
  • Have a lot of fun!

Do you know a student that would be a great addition to the Make-A-Wish Missouri & Kansas Youth Leadership Council?

To nominate a student and get more information contact:

St. Louis Area YLC
Alisha Abbott
          Kansas City Area YLC
Carrie Hudson

Interested in joining the Youth Leadership Council this year?  Complete the application linked here.

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