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!
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.
For the Light Foundation, the Ohio Youth Wild Turkey Hunt kicks off annual programming that is filled with fun, education, and focuses on building leadership skills in young kids. This past weekend we welcomed sixteen young hunters, mostly beginners, to our Darke County facility, Chenoweth Trails, to spend the entire weekend completely in the outdoors!
Well, what can we say...in typical Light Foundation fashion we went “ALL IN” for April Fools’ Day this year and man, was it worth it! Our 7th Annual Fools’ Night Out on Thursday, April 1, 2021, was a huge success in more ways than one. We had a capacity crowd at the...
For nearly two decades, the Light Foundation’s Vohokase Cultural Leadership Program has been our flagship youth program. It allows young men from select cities around the country to make a four-year commitment to growing and becoming valuable leaders in their own...
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.
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...
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.
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.
“Even though so many of us had different backgrounds and extracurricular interests – we had the experience in common. Knowing we had Matt and Nick and all of the other counselors to talk to, regardless of what tough times we were individually going through, was such a gift.”
When Elijah McClean learned of an opportunity to apply to Camp Vohokase, the Light Foundation’s Outdoor Leadership Program, he thought it was tailor-made for him. The was really nothing like it, and that was the appeal [..]