YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

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.

 

Unfortunately, we cannot take walk-ins. Applicants can apply for assistance at our Beaufort or Jasper office. Applicant must schedule an appointment. For additional information or to schedule an appointment, please call:

Beaufort Office: (843) 255-7220 or Jasper Office: (843) 726-5586

 

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

 

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate walk-ins.

Please use the phone number below to schedule appointments for your desired service. Appointments will be confirmed via a telephone call from a Beaufort-Jasper ECO team member within three to five business days.

Beaufort Office: (843) 255-7220 or Jasper Office: (843) 726-5586

               

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS 

 

The following documents are required, in addition to other eligibility requirements, to complete an application for Beaufort-Jasper EOC services:

 

  • Legible, valid state-issued photo ID for the applicant (name and address on the ID must match what is listed on all presented documents
  • Legible Social Security cards for all household members (no photocopies)
  • Proof of income for ALL household members for the past 30 days prior to the application date
  • If the applicant has earnings or wages, they will need to provide their pay stub (examples are monthly, semi-monthly, bi-weekly, and weekly)
  • If the applicant receives Social Security, Social Security insurance, pensions, or retirement, they will need their current year benefit award letter.
  • If the applicant is a business owner or is self-employed, they will need the current tax year statement (example: Schedule C or C-EZ with all pages signed and included.

 

Most programs require that you meet federal income guidelines, we will screen applicants at the beginning of the application process.

 

NOTE: Income includes, but is not limited to:

  • Child support (a signed statement by the payer if support is voluntary or a statement from the court if it is court-ordered
  • TANF/AFDC/Monthly Utility Check
  • SNAP
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Alimony
  • Monthly stipends
  • Adoption subsidies