Board Information

YLCOTA is the Trailblazer in Adolescent Care. Providing art-based enrichments, academic support, and mentoring programs in a safe family style environment that empowers youth, through creative expression, to find their voice and discover their gifts during out-of-school times.

The Youth Life Center of the Arts helps children and teens build confidence, character, and self-esteem through the arts.

Our Objectives

  • To provide a specialized arts-based enrichment center for adolescent youth in South Atlanta

  • To introduce youth to all genres of Art from Martial to Culinary and everything in between with an emphasis on performing arts.

  • To introduce and encourage interest in all aspects of the performing arts production experience, including stage performance, backstage crew, set and costume design, lighting and sound, marketing and beyond

  • To promote community sustainability, educational advancement, and social development so that our youth will have a positive sense of self, family, and community

Board Responsibilities

The Board shall be entrusted with the fiduciary responsibility to steer the The Youth Life Center of The Arts towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies, as well as by making sure the nonprofit has adequate resources to advance its mission. The Board shall sustain a strong vision and strategy for the Youth life Center of the Arts; develop and implement policies, assure accountability, sustainability, organizational effectiveness and highest-quality arts-based programming.

  • Commit to attending the quarterly board meetings.

  • Each board member is expected to help us share the mission of the Center with potential donors and recruit a minimum of 3 new donors annually.

  • Each board member will identify new potential corporate partners and will also help with the retention of existing corporate partners from time to time as needed by the Center.

  • Each board member will attend Youth Life Center events and invite guests to attend whenever possible.

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