Congratulations to our 2022 Agape Teen Leaders cohort!

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

The 2022 Agape Teen Leaders Cohort raised $61,111 for Agape during their fall semester.

Applications for the next cohort of Agape Teen Leaders will open on April 1.

Summer Internship

Agape is pleased to announce the opportunity for ATL participants to apply to join us for a month-long internship supporting various members of the Development Department. The application process will open on March 1, and interns will be announced on April 21. Details about the internships can be found here.


  • March 1, 2023
    • Applications for Internships open for all previous ATL members
  • April 1, 2023
    • Applications for ATL open for all 9-12th graders (2023-24 academic year)
  • April 14, 2023
    • Applications for Internships are due
  • April 21, 2023
    • Internships are announced.
  • May 31, 2023
    • Applications for ATL are due.
  • June 30, 2023
    • ATL participants are announced.
  • Workshop schedule TBD

ATL Frequently Asked Questions

  • When does this program take place?
    • The program will begin in September 2023, and end in January 2024.
  • When does the fundraising aspect of the program take place?
    • Fundraising will open in September, and close on December 15, 2023.
  • What are the fundraising requirements/expectations?
    • Each participant will commit to raising at least $1,500 during the fundraising period.
  • How many students will participate in the ATL program this year?
    • There will be approximately 40 members in our ATL cohort.
  • Who is eligible to apply?
    • Any students who will be in 9th-12th grade during the 2023-2024 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.
  • Are there any awards given to members of this program?
    • 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 largest number of donors.
      • Heart of Agape Award: Given to the student who has strong participation, acts as a leader in meetings, contributes to 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 on a monthly cadence. The dates are TBD.
  • 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 case of an emergency or an unavoidable conflict.
  • Is there a service component?
    • Yes. Participants will be responsible for volunteering at Agape on their own schedule, one hour per month of the program.
  • 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.
  • What will the funds raised go towards?
    • 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 teachers, coaches, managers, or mentors to fill out the ATL recommendation form by May 31st. Each applicant must have two recommendations. This is in addition to the application form that all prospective participants must fill out.
  • I participated in the ATL program before. Do I still need to apply?
    • Yes, you will still apply through the above link. Returning members will have a shortened application to fill out and are not required to provide recommendations.
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