Congratulations to our inaugural Agape Teen Leaders cohort!

Agape Teen Leaders is a semester-long fundraising program, which spreads awareness of Agape’s mission and teaches future community leaders about philanthropy and community service. Participants will also develop marketable skills from experts in the non-profit sector. This cohort of highly-driven high school students will engage with the Agape community through a series of monthly service-learning seminars and will commit to raising funds throughout the fall semester to benefit Agape’s after-school programming and expansion efforts.

We are pleased to announce our 2021 inaugural cohort

Eliza Ambler
Ellie Aronson
Matthew Aronson
Will Aronson
Sophia Batchelor
Jada Bettis
Heyward Bost
Avalana Brock
Josephine Conley
Lucy David
Ella Fletcher
Aidan Gao
Hap Griggs
Lily Hernandez
Virginia Hernandez
JD Maske
Reed Millner
Hannah Much
Selena Patel
Luke Puricelli
Carolyn Rendle
Eva Rouland
Amelia Rucker
Mary Amelia Weiss
Caroline Williams
Ava Wong


  • When does this program take place?
    • The program will run from September 10, 2021 to January 30, 2022.
  • When does the fundraising aspect of the program take place?
    • Fundraising will open on September 13, 2021 and close December 15, 2021.
  • What are the fundraising requirements/expectations?
    • Each participant will be expected to raise at least $1,500 during the fundraising period.
  • How many students will participate in the ATL program this year?
    • There will be approximately 30 members in our first ATL cohort.
  • Who is eligible to apply?
    • Any students who will be in 9th-12th grade during the 2021-2022 academic year are eligible to apply.
  • Can you participate in the program multiple years?
    • Students are eligible to apply to (and if accepted, participate in) the program each year of high school.
  • December 9, 2021 Are there any awards given to members of this program?
    • Fourth meeting Yes! There will be four awards given out this year:
      • Trailblazer Award
        • Given to the first student to raise $1,500.
      • Most Valuable Philanthropist (MVP) Award
        • Given to the student who raises the most money during the fundraising period.
      • People’s Choice Award
        • Given to the student who raises money from the the largest number of donors.
      • Heart of Agape Award
        • Given to the student who has strong participation, acts as a leader in meetings, contributes for the good of the group, and is a team player who collaborates well with peers.
    • If you receive one of these awards, you will receive a letter of recommendation from Agape and will automatically be accepted into the program for the following year.
  • When are meetings?
    • Meetings will take place at the Agape facility on September 23rd, October 21st, November 18th, December 9th (Thursdays) from 5-7 pm. The date and time for the ATL Awards Ceremony are TBD. Please go ahead and mark these dates and times out on your calendar.
  • Am I required to go to each of the meetings?
    • Yes, participants should plan on attending each of the meetings. However, we will work with you in the case of an emergency or an unforeseen, unavoidable conflict.
  • What will participants gain from this program?
    • Participants will gain an understanding of the importance and impact that philanthropy and community service have on their community. By participating in monthly seminars, students will also learn about Agape’s mission and programming and will engage with leaders in the nonprofit sector.
  • How many students will participate in the ATL program this year? What will the funds raised go towards?
    • There will be approximately 30 members in our first ATL cohort. The funds raised by ATL will go towards funding our after-school programming, specifically to provide tutoring, enrichment activities, and dinner services to students in grades k-12.
  • Will I get service hours from the ATL program?
    • Yes, each participant will receive a total of 10 service hours if they attend each of the four workshops. As an added bonus, additional service hours will be given to any participant who raises the minimum goal of $1,500.
  • Do I need a teacher/coach/manager/mentor recommendation in order to apply to the program? 
    • Yes, please ask one teacher, coach, manager, or mentor to fill out the ATL recommendation form by August 27th. This is in addition to the application form that all prospective participants must fill out.

ATL Timeline

  • July 6, 2021
    • Applications for ATL open to all 9th-12th grade students during the academic year 2021-2022
  • August 27, 2021
    • Applications for ATL are due
  • September 10, 2021
    • ATL participants are announced
  • September 13, 2021
    • Workshop 1
  • October 21, 2021
    • Workshop 2
  • November 18, 2021
    • Workshop 3
  • December 9, 2021
    • Workshop 4
  • December 15, 2021
    • Funds due
  • January 22, 2022
    • TBD
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