Youth Project

Leadership UA Youth Program Community Project

Upper Arlington youth conceive, develop, and implement community projects that are meaningful to themselves and to the community or organization to which the project serves. Along with developing their own leadership styles the students learn incredible skills through this project including time management, organization, team building, fund-raising, and community service to name a few. Here are some examples of the wonderful work our Upper Arlington Leadership Youth have accomplished:


Family Fair at the YMCA Family Center

A full day of fun: water ballons, face painting, cupcake walk, snowcones, magician, bounce house, arts and crafts, and a gift room,  where every child chose a gift.

Funds were raised by a bake sale and donations from a toy vender and NW Kiwanis.

Celebration for the end of the school year at the Boys+Girls Club

After school party at the B+G Club: Pizza, Everyone made Tye dyed t-shirts, Bingo with prizes, Disco Room, and Bounce House

Funds were made by Bake Sale, Rotary donation and MaMaMimis pizza

$2,600 to American Red Cross – Sunami Relief Fund

Funds were raised with a Car Wash and Freshman party.

$3,200 to MS

          Funds were raised by a Freshman Party and a Car Wash

$2,300 to the MidOhio Food Bank

Funds were raised by a Freshman Party in the Park + Car Wash

Their check for $2,300 purchased over $13,000 in food!!

-$2,500 donation to send a camper to Flying Horse Farms

Funds were raised by a car wash.

$1,800 Sponsor of the Run the Race First 5K

“Run the Race” is an afterschool resource for youth in the Hilltop

Raised funds by a car wash.  Also provided needed manpower by stuffing and distributing race packets and completely covering runner check in and end of race snacks/waters the day of the 5K.

$1,500 to the Boys +Girls Club to purchase 4 new laptops for their afterschool – academic program.

-$600 of health products requested by the Methodist Free Store for their homeless community.

The class raised $2,100 by a carwash.  They met with the B+GClub and chose how to spend their $1500.   They also personally shopped and delivered the requested goods to the Free Store.

$2,300 (funds were matched by anonymous donor) $4,600 total, were donated the Childhood League Center, for ADA playground equipment.

The class raised funds by a carwash and a gift card raffle.  A committee visited the Center and assessed how to spend their donation.