Mission: The mission of the c5 youth foundation of southern california, also known as c5la, is to change the odds for high-potential teens from risk-filled environments, inspiring them to pursue personal success, and preparing them for leadership roles in college, work and their communities. We encourage c5la teens to be character-driven, community-focused, challenge-ready, college-bound and committed to a better future.
Programs: The primary activity of c5la is to serve charitable and educational purposes by the operation of a leadership development program for young people. The program serves high potential, low-income youth, ages 12-18, from at-risk environments and who have demonstrated leadership capability. C5 youth foundation of southern california joined the los angeles unified school district's leadership campaign, helping to provide programs in which youth can learn and take leadership roles at their schools. Furthermore, c5la took a lead role in creating college tour programs for the students participating in the leadership campaign, serving over 300 youth from the inner city to begin to realize their dream of higher education. During 2014, c5la received in-kind contributions for donated use of a camp facility from a board member and office space from coca cola refreshments who received no economic benefit in return. The camp facility is used approximately two months during summer. For the year ended december 31, 2014, donated use of the camp facility was valued at $75,000 and the office rent was valued at $43,000.