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Youth Leadership Council

Students supporting wish kids through fundraising and awareness

Youth Leadership Council is a Make-A-Wish® program that is beneficial not only to the children who will receive the gift of a wish, but also to the students who make those wishes possible. Lessons learned include the importance of community involvement, leadership skills, self-esteem and teamwork. Students work towards a final goal and make a difference in the life of a child who is fighting overwhelming odds.

Why Join?
As a member, you will have the opportunity to...
  • Make a difference in the lives of children with critical illnesses who have been approved for a wish through Make-A-Wish Alabama. 
  • Learn new skills from a guest speaker who will be brought in quarterly to teach the students about college scholarships, job interview techniques, credit/student loans, and/or taxes.
  • Earn volunteer hours. 
  • Receive an official recommendation letter that lists all the students' accomplishments throughout the year with YLC. 
Who can apply?
Applicants must be...
  • Students in grades 9 through 12.
  • Passionate about helping children with critical illnesses.
  • Able to attend monthly meetings in the Birmingham area.
What are the requirements?
Members are required to...
  • Commit to a one-year term on the council, August 2018 to May 2019.
  • Commit to planning one fundraiser with their school, sports club, church, or family during their term.
  • Pledge to raise at least $1,000 for Make-A-Wish Alabama before May 2019.
  • Plan to host one awareness activity throughout the term. 
  • Complete an interview during Summer 2018.
  • Attend an orientation during Summer 2018.
  • Attend monthly meetings during the term. Any subsequent absences beyond the first two will require a substitute in your place.

YLC Meetings will be scheduled monthly by Make-A-Wish Alabama once council member are selected. 

Youth Leadership Council Application 

For more information or to submit and application contact:
Christina Zabala
Community Relations Manager

  • Alabama wish kid Braxton collected 9,408 letters for the Macy’s Letters to Santa campaign

  • Our Kids for Wish Kid logo

  • These precious girls had a double 13th birthday party together. In lieu of gifts, they asked their friends and classmates for donations to benefit Make-A-Wish Alabama.

Community Relations Manager

Christiana Zabala  telephone

tel: 205.440.1931

fax: 205.254.9479


mail: 400 Vestavia Pkwy. 

Suite 402

Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

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Make-A-Wish® Alabama
400 Vestavia Parkway
Suite 402
Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
(205) 254-9474