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Youth Leadership Council

The Youth Leadership Council is a youth leadership opportunity in Central & Western North Carolina. Council members of the group attend monthly meetings, elect officers and work together on fundraising projects to help make wishes come true. Through this committee, students learn valuable skills such as leadership, organization, budgeting and planning, that will be helpful in college, at work and beyond. Our goal is to grow this program into a network of youth that will ensure that every eligible child’s wish is granted.

Schools Represented on the YLC:
  • Carmel Christian School
  • Charlotte Latin School
  • Lake Norman High School
  • Marvin Ridge High School
  • Myers Park High School
  • Providence Day School
  • Sun Valley High School
  • Weddington High School
  • William Amos Hough High
If you’d like to learn more about the Youth Leadership Council, please contact:

Dana Nobles, Sr. Medical & Community Engagement Specialist
217 E. Tremont Ave. 
Charlotte, NC 28203

Membership Requirements

In order to be a member, you must:

  • Be in the 9th-12th grade and live in the Charlotte area (YLC will expand into other areas in the future). 
  • Commit to one-year term from September – August and attend monthly meetings during the term (allowed to miss 3 meetings).  
  • Engage and involve your own school with Make-A-Wish (through campaigns or forming a club).
  • Volunteer within Make-A-Wish at least two times.
    • World Wish Day, Macy’s Fundraiser, etc.
  • Promote Make-A-Wish Central & Western NC via social media networking; promote your own school/group campaigns via social media.  
  • Have a committed adult mentor (parent, teacher, counselor) willing to help reach your YLC goals.   
  • Be a willing participant in your respective committee (committees assigned at first meeting) 
  • Be familiar with the Make-A-Wish mission statement and prepared to talk about the organization at any given time. 

Why join?

As a 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
  • 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!


Dana Nobles
Sr. Medical & Community
Engagement Specialist
217 E. Tremont Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28203

Youth Leadership Council Application & FORMS

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Make-A-Wish® Central & Western North Carolina
217 E. Tremont Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28203
(704) 339-0334
Toll Free (877) 677-9474