6th Annual Gil Orbach Joy Scholarship 2024- Recognizing Outstanding Youth Mentors

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Scholarship Applications being accepted now through Monday, April 15th!

Do you mentor an at-risk or newcomer youth through Youth Assisting Youth’s life-changing program? Are you attending college / university in the Fall? Can you use financial support to achieve your education goals? Apply now for a 2024 Gil Orbach Joy Scholarship!

At Youth Assisting Youth (YAY), we empower volunteer youth mentors to be inspiring leaders and role models. That’s why we’re thrilled to open applications for two $1,800 post-secondary Gil Orbach Joy Scholarships.

The Gil Orbach Joy Scholarship celebrates passionate volunteer youth mentors who dedicate themselves to cultivating supportive relationships that enrich lives, while helping them to achieve their educational goals. The program also commemorates and continues the passionate work of Gil Orbach, a dedicated YAY youth mentor for several years, who tragically passed away in 2017.

If you’re a current YAY youth mentor who is making a profound difference for your mentee, we want to hear your story! This scholarship recognizes outstanding mentors that demonstrate leadership, commitment to service, and academic excellence.

Applying is easy – just review the eligibility requirements (details on the application) and share how you’ve grown through mentoring. Winners will be selected by an independent committee and honored at our 2024 Annual General Meeting.

Gil Orbach Joy Scholarship Program

“This scholarship celebrates the best of what mentoring is all about – forming supportive bonds that help youth achieve their dreams. I’m so grateful to be part of Gil’s lasting legacy.” YAY Mentor & Scholarship Recipient

The 2024 Gil Orbach Joy Scholarship application is open now through April 15, 2024.

YAY mentors, you inspire us every day – let us celebrate your incredible impact by applying today!

To allies who believe in YAY’s mission, please consider donating to help us reach our $120,000 endowment goal and continue Gil’s legacy through annual scholarships in perpetuity.

Together, we’re empowering the next generation of leaders.