We have found plenty of caring adults with a passion to empower disadvantaged youth work in professions that don’t pay as well as they should. Plenty teachers, non-profit professionals, entry-level professionals, public service professionals, adjunct professors, college students, grad students, retirees, and others would love to earn life coach certifications and support young people, but don’t have the extra income to cover tuition costs. Most life coach training programs are not covered by financial aid. We offer a handful of partial scholarships per training cohort to address this need. Our partial scholarships allow awardees to complete the Certified Youth Mentor Coach / Certified Youth Leadership training path (Stage 3 – $1,500 tuition) at the discounted rate of $1,000 plus books. The discounted tuition is covered by YCI. Individual trainees who are a great fit for the program, but need tuition assistance to attend are invited to apply.
While we welcome applications from anyone who meets our certification requirements and has the financial need for tuition assistance, we give priority partial scholarship consideration to “full circle” candidates. Full circle candidates are adults who achieved success in life, education, and career despite their own struggles as an at-risk or high-risk youth. These full circle candidates are exemplars to the youth we serve.
How to apply:
Applying is easy! Just submit a letter of intent with a copy of your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell us a bit about why you’re interested in pursuing your life coach certification with YCI and how you intend to use your credential to support underserved youth. As long as you agree to the special commitment clause below, you’ll be in line for consideration in no time!
We pay it forward.
SPECIAL COMMITMENT CLAUSE
- I, the undersigned, do hereby understand that Youth Coaching Institute, LLC exists to bring coaching interventions to underserved populations of at-risk and high-risk youth and young adults.
- I understand that as a YCI trainee and certified coach I agree to coach a minimum of one at-risk or high-risk client at a severe sliding scale or pro-bono rate on a need basis, each year my coach certification is active and in good standing.
- I understand this is my contribution to help YCI fill a mentoring gap through science-based coaching for our underserved populations of at-risk and high-risk youth and young adults.