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 [..]
“It had a much bigger impact on me than I realized at the time. Even if the lessons aren’t one-to-one with what I’m doing now, they’re always in the back of my mind, helping me make the right choices, and be of service to others.”
During his Sophomore year in high school, Dan Hayter had the opportunity to join the first class of young men involved in the Light Foundation’s newly crafted four-year outdoor leadership program, Camp Vohokase[…]