The SOAR Foundation

What’s In It For Me?

Everyday our youth are labeled at some point or another by someone in their community: a high school dropout, a drug dealer, gang member, teen mother, or a loser. When these young people become members of the SOAR Foundation, they KNOW they WILL become an




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Join us in giving an entire generation of young people the tools to create successful business ventures and make a significant change.

The SOAR Foundation is more than just your everyday non-profit program. It is a place to meet other youth, develop real skills; learn how to start your own business, tackle hard questions, and earn money while you learn. Young people are the core of SOAR. Youth leaders’ interview and select trainees, teach classes, and develop new programs.

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 Q: Does it cost anything to be a SOAR trainee?

A: No. In fact, you can earn $500 each semester in incentives while being a member of SOAR. 

Q: How do I earn the incentives?

A: Incentives are earned by attendance, performance, and attitude both at SOAR and at school. Incentives are not handouts – you have to work hard to earn them! 

Q: Who will decide whether or not I will be participating in the program?

A: Youth leaders review applications, complete interviews, and select participants. Adult staff are not involved in the process. 

Q: How old do you have to be to apply?

A: In order to apply for SOAR’s tiered programs, you need to be between the ages of 12 and 18. 

Q: How do I get involved?

A: First, you need to complete an application and turn it in on-time. Next, you will be called for a face-to-face interview. Then, you will receive a call to let you know if you have been accepted into the program.