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The Light Foundation’s 1st Annual Rhode Island Youth Wild Turkey Hunt

The Light Foundation’s 1st Annual Rhode Island Youth Wild Turkey Hunt

The weekends are meant to be spent in the great outdoors…don’t you agree?! That is where you could find us, in the thick of the woods, on Saturday, April 24th when we kicked off the first annual Rhode Island Youth Wild Turkey Hunt! Ten area youth who received the top scores of an essay contest, which focused on the importance of a healthy self-image, were invited to participate in the hunt. No hunting experience was necessary to apply since we had some of the top notched hunting mentors on hand to make sure these youth hunters were following safety guidelines, learning about the important role hunting plays in conservation, and of course, enjoying the thrill of hunting that gobbling Tom!

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Camp Vohokase Darke County Hometown Visit

Camp Vohokase Darke County Hometown Visit

The Darke County class is local to our Ohio headquarters and they have an advantage when it comes to community service opportunities. Each month in the winter, the Light Foundation holds Trail Tribe Days, which is an opportunity for locals to give back to the community through cleaning up the Foundation’s campground. This made for the perfect opportunity to get our Camp Vohokase young men involved in helping prepare our camp for a busy year.

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Camp Vohokase Washington D.C. Hometown Visit

Camp Vohokase Washington D.C. Hometown Visit

The Vohokase Cultural Leadership Program has been the Light Foundation’s flagship youth program for nearly two decades. An important element of the program is the hometown visits with the Campers that take place three times a year. Another key aspect of these visits is the access we provide the young men to educational career tour opportunities, and we have an incredible network of professionals from a vast array of industries that we can tap into on their behalf.The Light Foundation’s longtime Board Member and current Board Treasurer, Steve Trax, is the Regional Managing Director of MAI Capital Management in Washington D.C. The Junior Class of five men, who hail from the D.C. area, were given the opportunity to hear both Steve and Wealth Manager of MAI Capital, Tony Davis, give their vocation at our recent winter hometown visit.

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Darke County Scholarship – Apply Now!

Darke County Scholarship – Apply Now!

It’s that time of year again for seniors to begin preparing their plans for after graduation. This is a huge step in young people’s lives. The Light Foundation was built to help them succeed by offering unique programs that provides them with outdoor and hands-on...

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Meet the Light Foundation Program Director!

Meet the Light Foundation Program Director!

April Brubaker began working for the Light Foundation in 2016. As the Program Director, she develops programs and activities that further the Foundation’s mission to help young people discover the leader within themselves. She also manages the Chenoweth Trails rentals to allow other non-profits to utilize our facilities when we are not.

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Light Foundation 2.0

Light Foundation 2.0

It’s been two decades since the Light Foundation was founded.  In 2001, Matt and Susie Light decided to formalize plans to create a nonprofit that would allow them to give back to communities in need. 

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