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Dallas Young Leaders Core

We are thrilled to offer Young Leaders the opportunity to earn volunteer hours, develop important life skills, and get involved with other Young Leaders in our community.


We offer two opportunities for Young Leaders to get involved. Read through the information to determine if the Young Leaders Core is right for you before applying. The Young Leaders Core Application form can be found towards the bottom of this page.


  • Between the ages of 14 - 18 years old

  • Must be a Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior

  • Seeking hours for school, a passion, stewardship, or scholarship

  • Access to a computer/email


  • Apply between May 3 - July 29th (Late applications will not be accepted)

  • Complete online application, parental consent form, and letter of recommendation

  • Willing/able to meet in the Dallas/North Dallas area

  • Able to attend the required 2022 - 2023 activities

  • $100 dues (due at kick-off meeting)


  • August 11th: Kick-off Meeting

  • September 11th: Go Gold Activity

  • December 4th: Holiday Heroes

  • February 16th: Valentine's Date Night

  • April 8th: 5K

  • Bonus: Complete the "Hero Challenge" or get a person/team/company to complete the challenge. 

  • Note: Required dates are subject to change. No more than 2 required activities can be skipped by elected Young Leaders Core. Will be moved into an Ambassador role.



  • Willing to participate in (or watch at later date) Young Leaders Video Meetings (up to 4 during 2022-2023 school year)

  • Communicate to staff to share concerns, confirm availability, and reply to emails

  • Be an ambassador for Heroes for Children when engaging with your community

  • Dress casual and respectful when representing Heroes for Children at events

  • Be engaged and share your ideas, questions or concerns with staff

  • Willing to help raise funds for families in Texas who have a child battling cancer



  • Meet other Young Leaders in your community

  • Earn guaranteed Volunteer hours

  • Give back in a meaningful way to kids your age

  • Learn valuable life skills in leadership, fundraising, and networking

  • Have some fun

  • Receive a letter of recommendation from HFC for college applications (must complete  all (4) four required activities and bonus activity to be eligible)


  • Positions Open:

    • President

    • Vice President

  • Requirements:

    • Not in more than 1 other leadership role during the 2022-2023 school year

    • Be a Senior or Junior in 2022-2023 school year

    • Not required to have been a Young Leader prior to applying for position

  • Responsibilities:

    • Lead and organize the Go Gold Activity and Valentine's Date Night for Young Leaders involvement (with assistance from HFC staff)

    • Work with HFC staff to lead regular communication with the Young Leaders Core

    • Maintain YL Instagram with important details and motivation to keep core involved

  • How to apply:

    • Indicate your interest when you complete the YL application

    • 30 minute video interview (Interviews conducted by HFC July 11-22)


If you are ready to apply for the Young Leaders Core, please complete the form below and submit with your parental consent form and letter of recommendation by Friday, July 1st. Click on these links to download the parental consent form and letter of recommendation.​

Dallas Young Leaders Core Application

Thank you for filling out the Dallas Young Leaders Core application.  

Check all that apply:

Please attach your recommendation letter and your parent's signed consent form to this application, or email a copy to with the subject "Young Leaders Core Application" by July 1, 2022.  

Upload Recommendation Letter
Signed Parent Consent Form

“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”  - John Bunyan

Dallas Young Leaders App
Our Mission

Our Mission

Heroes for Children advocates for and provides financial and social assistance to families with children (0-22 years of age) battling cancer.

Our Vision

Our vision is that no family with a child battling cancer will fight alone.

Don't let cancer mess with our Texas kids!

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