AYLF FAQ

Is American Youth Leadership Foundation (AYLF) a non-profit organization?

Yes. American Youth Leadership Foundation (AYLF) is a non-profit organization registered in New York State under the Section 402 of the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law and approved by IRS with tax exempt status for satisfying the Public Charity Status 509(a)(2) in 2015.  AYLF is operated exclusively for educational and charitable purpose with the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.  The header-quarter of AYLF is located at Pearl River, New York.

 

What is the American Youth Leadership Foundation (AYLF) EIN?

American Youth Leadership Foundation (AYLF) EIN is: 47-4395624

 

Are there any paid employees working at AYLF?

No.  AYLF was founded by a group of volunteers and is currently operated by volunteers across the nation.  All the funds raised will directly go to educational and charity activities.

 

Why was AYLUS formed?

The founders formed AYLUS (www.aylus.org ) to help students reach their potentials and to provide opportunities for their development of leadership, creativity, and social skills.

The missions of AYLF are

  • To provide support and advocacy for the meaningful expression of young people’s diverse interests
  • To promote and improve the leadership skills, creative mindsets, and social capacity of young adults across the United States

 

Who can join AYLUS? How? Is there any criteria needed in order to join AYLUS?

Anyone with the dedication and motivation can join AYLUS. AYLUS members must be between the grades of 9th grade and 12th grade. Junior members must be between the grades of Kindergarten and 8th grade. Junior members must have parental supervision for any volunteer work.  To join AYLUS, simply join the Alliance Youth Leaders in the United States Facebook Group.

 

What are the rewards for being a member of AYLUS?

AYLUS members receive the benefit of a national organization to create their own project or carry out existing projects. For their service, AYLUS members will receive volunteer hours and are eligible for many awards and scholarships from other organizations (e.g. AYLF). AYLUS members also receive an educational experience as a member of a national organization, as well as gain leadership, creativity, and social skills.

 

How will AYLUS ensure the community hours given to people are fair and appropriate?

The motto of AYLUS is “Leadership, Integrity, and Innovation”. AYLUS will be honorable and conduct all activities in a fair and scrupulous way. Respectful AYLUS committees will decide as a group upon the community hours. They will also communicate with the person receiving the hours so that they may discuss the appropriate reward. If the person receiving the hours feels that their hours given are questionable, they may appeal to the Board of Advisors.

 

How can you create a national club?

National clubs can be requested from the appropriate committee head, the National President, and the Board of Advisors.  The New Project Application Form is available at Organization page.

 

How can you create a local branch?

Contact the National President and the Board of Advisors in order to start a local branch. Once a local branch is established, it will receive support from the National organization.  The New Branch Application Form is available at Organization page.

 

How and when will AYLUS leaders be chosen?

AYLUS leaders will be chosen in May to accommodate for summer activities. AYLUS members must complete an application for their position as well as an interview with the Board of Advisors. AYLUS members will also be evaluated on their contribution and commitment. Please check the Organization page for current openings available and fill-out the Leadership Application Form posted there.

 

How can you apply to become an advisor of AYLUS?

Advisors include former National Presidents as well as adults from AYLF and other organizations. Applications and interviews must be sent to and conducted with the Board of Advisors.

 

What is the difference between a local branch and a club?

Local branches are based on geography and decide upon their own projects. Clubs are centered around topics (e.g. chess, public speaking) and can include people from across the nation. Both have a President, Vice President, and Secretary.

 

Why don’t local branches and clubs include a treasurer position?

Local branches and clubs will transfer their funds raised to the national branch. The national branch will provide them with all the resources they need.

 

Currently, how extensive is AYLUS? Will it branch internationally?

AYLUS currently has members from across the United States. As of now, it will not be branching internationally.

 

How will AYLUS support its members’ projects?

AYLUS will provide monetary funds and connections to many communities. AYLUS will receive guidance from the Board of Advisors.

 

How often will AYLUS host meetings? Where? Who can join?

Meeting times will be flexible. National meetings can vary from twice a year to however many times depending on our needs. Committee heads can request meetings two weeks prior to the meeting, and requests should be sent to the National President and the Board of Advisors. National meetings will be conducted online or in person, depending on the funds available, and local meetings can be conducted in person. Attendees vary depending on the purpose of the meeting.

 

Who will be making decisions for AYLUS? What if I don’t agree?

Students will be running the organization with the supervision of and consulting from the Board of Advisors. Local branches will make their own decisions with the approval of the local advisor(s).

 

If I join AYLUS, what must I contribute?

AYLUS members can create their own project or participate in existing projects. Who, besides AYLUS members, will benefit from the projects? AYLUS projects are approved by the Board of Advisors based on their contribution to the community. Therefore, the community will benefit from all projects.

 

My friends at school want to help me with my project. Can they join AYLUS as well?

All members are welcome, as long as they have dedication, self-motivation, and positive contributions.

 

Where will the funds raised by AYLUS go to?

AYLUS will use its funds to support its members’ projects and to sponsor its parent organization, AYLF.

 

What is AYLF and what is its relation to AYLUS?

AYLF, the American Youth Leadership Foundation, is a non-profit organization created and operated by a group of adult volunteer workers. AYLF will help AYLUS members in the development and execution of projects that will be beneficial to communities, supply necessary financial and material support to the projects carried out by AYLUS, and provide advisory and consulting services to AYLUS.

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