YLP is a state funded program by the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity. Beaufort-Jasper Economic Opportunity Commission is one of 15 community action agencies in the state that co-sponsors the program.

The YLP provides income-eligible middle and high school students educational opportunities that target improvement in academic, behavioral and social achievement; long range resulting in increased self-sufficiency. Students who complete the program will be able to describe how character aids in the attainment of goals, emotional health and healthy relationships. Students will be able to demonstrate critical thinking skill, decision making and problem solving skills.

The YLP provides innovative activities in personal development and character building, leadership skills, educational achievement, career exploration, and civic responsibility.