Leadership Students Raise More than $12,000 for Foster Youth

Published: November 14, 2012

Leadership Students Raise More than $12,000 for Foster Youth

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Leadership students at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi presented more than 100 backpacks to teens supported by the non-profit organization, Foster Youth Life Investment Partners (FYLIP), during an all-day development seminar held November 10.

In all, leadership students raised more than $12,000 in cash and gifts-in-kind to support the workshop, luncheon, and the purchase of backpacks filled with Texas A&M-Corpus Christi items to encourage the teens to apply to the University.        

The seminar is one of many College of Business Leadership Service Learning Projects students are involved with to support the FYLIP, which assists former foster youth ages 18-25 with housing assistance, job placement, life skills, and mentoring. The projects are being led by Dr. Karen Middleton.

During the seminar, the University students led breakout sessions to educate the youth about university life. There were also presentations on career options, and tours to help familiarize the students with the Island University campus.