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 civic and service-minded young people in a variety of mentoring, volunteering and philanthropy opportunities.  This program is open to all currently enrolled high school students (9th-12th grades).

$5000 in Scholarships

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

Additional general scholarship information can be found on our Scholarships page

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Y.E.S. Application

Fill out your application to join Y.E.S.

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 Youth Council Members do:

  • Strive to meet the needs in our community by raising funds and leading community development projects.
  • Meet regularly, as a council and with committees depending on what organizations we are aligning with to help.
  • Learn about philanthropy through hands-on experiences in our community and by observing in committee and board meetings.
  • Interact with students from several grade levels and schools.
  • Represent Y.E.S., HAPO and the other organizations that we are collaborating with.
Board of Directors

Being a Y.E.S. Council Member provides an opportunity to:

  • Enhance leadership skills in new ways
  • 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 January 2022.

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

How to apply: Completely fill out and submit our online Y.E.S. Application.

Application questions: Contact Kandy Bowlsby at kandy.bowlsby@hapo.org for information or questions about the application process.