Help Now

YBLC needs you, and there are so many ways that you can help. No matter which you choose — donate money or stock, volunteer, be an Employer Partner, or join our team — you provide new hope and opportunities for youth who need them most.

You may never know which doors you opened for our young people…but they know.


Your financial contribution allows us reach more youth. We can increase enrollment, offer additional programs, and provide the equipment and resources needed for their educations. Learn more.

In-Kind Donations

YBLC also welcomes your generous in-kind donations, which includes a wide variety of goods and services. We’re always in need of items to help support our programs and construction of our new homes. Learn more.


Looking for a fun and fulfilling way to donate your time? We’re always looking for volunteers. Choose from administrative/office help, tutoring and much more. Learn more.

Be an Employer Partner

If you’re a Northern Lake County business, you can be an Employer Partner by hiring or providing internships for students, participating in mock interviews, joining an Employer Partner Coalition, or being a speaker for our Real Life Speaker Series. Learn more.

Our Partners & Affiliates

  • Americorps
  • United Way of Lake County
  • Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
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