Our Youth Development program revolves around two axes: Chance Makers and Trampoline Project.
Chance Makers Youth Leadership Council
The Chance Makers Youth Leadership Council undergoes a rigorous selection process, committing to combat educational inequity.
In a year-long leadership training, they cultivate essential skills and a deep understanding of our mission. They provide educational support during program hours and transition into roles as council members, devoted to community outreach, social action, and advocacy.
In their second year, they integrate leadership into action, engaging in discussions and creating mini-projects to address social issues.
Applications are closed for the 2023-2024 School Year.
Our Goal for Chance Makers
- Heightening awareness of educational inequity by fostering greater community engagement and support.
- Inspiring the upcoming generation to proactively advocate and strive for universal access to equitable education.
Applications for the 2024-2025 cohort will open in June 2024.
Who Can Join?
• Current high school student
• Must be a current volunteer at Give Chances who has served as a volunteer tutor for at least 6 months
• Responsible, team player with a can-do attitude
• Passionate about giving back to the community
• Demonstrated leadership abilities
Give Chances Trampoline Project allows teenagers with dysfunctional families and less than desirable living conditions the opportunity to travel to the US. Currently collaborating with welfare centers in Korea to further reach those in similar situations. For 10 days, these individuals will not only learn about politics, the US economy, but also visit cultural landmarks, and see how others live. Expanding their view of the world and the people who live on it. But, most of all making meaningful connections with people who they can talk, learn, and grow from beyond the 10 days. After they go back to their families, we continue to mentor and provide counseling.
Korean youth from 7th to 12th grade students are given the chance to travel around the United States and get a brighter vision of the land of dream and opportunity.
Students in Korea are paired with peers or older Korean-American students in the United States to exchange each others' language and culture over zoom.
Following a survey of the participating students' career interests and academic pursuits, relevant professionals are invited to provide mentorship both in the US and Korea.