The Legacy Youth Alliance has been established to support qualifying youth-led projects and youth-serving organizations. The Legacy Youth Alliance is made up of high school students from the Ottumwa, Cardinal, Eddyville and Pekin school districts in addition to home-schooled students that are dedicated to using education, volunteerism, and grant-making to develop leadership skills, to act as role models, and to improve the communities in Wapello County. The Legacy Youth Alliance give young people a voice in the issues that affect them now, and the skills to confront the challenges they will face in the future.
Goals of the Legacy Youth Alliance are:
- To promote youth development and experiences in philanthropy
- To promote and encourage community initiatives that address concerns of youth
- To engage youth and adults in partnership where they work together to serve the common good.
- To build a future of strong community leaders and philanthropists.