Young Citizens Foundation
The mission of the Young Citizens Foundation (YCF) is to assist young Canadians to grow and mature as committed, knowledgeable and contributing Canadian citizens. The YCF achieves this objective by encouraging young Canadians to participate in development programs operated by nationally recognized organizations such as The Royal Canadian Air Cadets that provide life-learning opportunities for our youth which will significantly influence and benefit their development as committed Canadian citizens. Participation in these programs helps to develop leadership skills, exposes students to the various citizenship ideals that the country values and provides some very positive mentoring. The YCF provides an annual post-secondary scholarship to a deserving cadet. The provision of post-secondary scholarships is critical not only because it encourages Canadian youth to join these programs, but because it is important that those students who have started on this path continue their education so that they can achieve positions of leadership in their communities, regionally and nationally.