How To Help
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure
About Youth Leadership Institute
By The Numbers
Greater than forty thousand dollars. Each and every year. Per Vera.org, that’s the average cost to incarcerate a person in the state of Pennsylvania.
Only eleven percent. That’s the average number of state prison inmates, nationwide, who have attended some college or other postsecondary institution, compared to 48% of the general population.
Just eight hundred dollars. That is the cost to help YLI Erie place a student into our comprehensive program. That’s the small financial assist that you can make to help a local student. Your support will help a student earn not only their high school diploma, but you’ll be helping them earn $2,000 in a college scholarship!
100% of our current student cohort members are on track to graduate high school!
All students currently in the YLI program have maintained a greater than a B grade average!
Be a part of the solution
We are shaping tomorrow’s top-tier employees and job creators.
WE NEED YOU to help us break the cycle of poverty, dependence and even incarceration.
WE NEED YOU to help us give Erie-Area students a CHANCE to EARN a better life!
Please help us by sponsoring a YLI Erie student (or students).