Y.E.S. - Youth Empowerment Squad

Y.E.S. is a program created by HAPO Community Credit Union for youth empowerment with community service initiatives that engages young people in a variety of volunteering and philanthropic opportunities with mentorship guidance. This program is open to all currently enrolled high school students within the Tri-Cities (9th-12th grades).

**Our application window for the current year is now closed**

Student Scholarships

Individuals that are a part of the Youth Empowerment Squad and meet the specific scholarship requirements, will be eligible for Y.E.S. specific scholarships.

Additional general scholarship information can be found on our Scholarships page

Scholarship Funds Usage

  • Freshman & Sophomores - Funds earned from this program will be paid directly to your high school and go toward a program or club of your choice.
  • Juniors - You have the choice to either give the funds to a high school club of your choice or use the funds to further your education.
  • Seniors - Scholarship funds will be made payable to the school of your choice and will go towards your education.
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Waiver and Release

Print, Sign, and return this document to participate in the Y.E.S. program

Are you looking for Mentorship, Philanthropy, or Volunteer opportunities?

What Y.E.S. Members do:

  • Meet regularly with Y.E.S. committee, fellow Y.E.S. members, and your Y.E.S. mentor.
  • Learn about philanthropy through hands-on experiences in our community.
  • Interact with students from several grade levels and schools.
  • Represent Y.E.S., HAPO and the other organizations that we are collaborating with.
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Being a Y.E.S. Member provides an opportunity to:

  • Gain valuable experience for college and the professional world.
  • Learn about community-philanthropy and the needs of our community.
  • Build a network and develop an array of connections - from students at other high schools to business leaders throughout the Tri-Cities.

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I apply: We will begin accepting applications in September 2023.

Who can apply: Open to all currently enrolled high school students within the Tri-Cities (9th-12th grades).

How to apply: The application window is now closed.

What is the time commitment: Program runs from January through the end of April. There will be 20 community volunteer hours, 5 group meetings, and Mentor meets for 30 minutes every 2 weeks throughout the entirety of the program.

Application questions: Contact yes@hapo.org for information or questions about the application process.