Youth Leadership Program

We develop community leadership through our volunteer programs, service-learning training, goal-setting, and supervised activities. The Youth Leadership Program cultivates a good work ethic, transferrable employment skills, and a charitable heart. We provide opportunities for youth to become capable, ethical, and responsible citizens while developing a strong sense of community. Whether completing Green Cord service, achieving Eagle Scout recognition, or documenting service hours for college entrance applications, resumes, scholarship applications, Youth Mission, and Confirmation goals; youth participants benefit by gaining valuable skills. Youth seeking to complete Court Ordered Community Service hours have the opportunity to do so in a positive, character-building, and faith-based environment.

The Community Storehouse Junior Board provides young leaders in our community the opportunity to hone their leadership skills. Junior Board Members learn what it means to serve on the Board of Directors from current Community Storehouse Board member mentors.



The Community Storehouse Youth Leadership Award identifies young people who are working to make a difference in our community. Applicants must demonstrate leadership and ingenuity as trailblazers undertaking community initiatives that have measurable results. This award and $1000.00 scholarship are presented to the winner at the annual Community Storehouse Hope Dinner and Auction.

The deadline to submit the application is February 18th.  Contact Katie for more information.

2019 Youth Leadership Winner: 

Sophie Zell
Keller High School
Leader of “Drop the Mum, Close the Gap” Campaign
International DECA Qualifier

Secretary of Operation Beautiful
National Honor Society Member
Green Cord Member


Sophie is a senior at Keller High School. Throughout her high school career, she’s been involved in Student Council, Principal’s Cabinet, Superintendent's Cabinet, and similar student organizations. She is active in serving at her church, and spends her weekends refereeing soccer or volunteering. She has a giving heart and passion for serving her community, as shown through “Drop the Mum, Close the Gap,” where she was able to reach almost 500 students to help them break the expensive, but long lasting, tradition of homecoming mums. Next year, she will be attending the University of Missouri where she will be pursuing a degree in Broadcast Journalism, and hopes to unite her devotion to truth and her giving heart by serving the Columbia area and continuing honors coursework.


For more information about the Youth Leadership Program, please contact Katie at 817-431-3340.


I have always enjoyed serving my community, and hope to continue to serve and encourage others to serve everywhere I go. My family is very servant hearted, and they taught me how to be a servant at a young age. I founded SOA935 with the intent of reaching out to low income families in my community in order to serve them and make them feel loved. Serving others will always play a huge role in my life

Hannah Berry, 2017 Community Storehouse


Youth Leadership Award Scholar