2021 C5 Texas Student Application
Thank you for taking the opportunity to apply to C5 Youth Foundation of Texas.

The C5 Youth Foundation program is a five-year leadership development program which consist of summer experiences, year-round events & community involvement opportunities, and individual responsibilities that prepares young people to be:

Character- Driven
Community-Focused
Challenge- Ready
College-Bound
Committed to a Better Future

We want to make the application process as clear as possible. Please take your time reading and understanding the instructions and the questions. Complete each question as thoroughly and directly as you can.

As part of the application we ask for you to submit transcripts, letters of recommendation, an essay and for you to answer several questions about yourself. We highly recommend that you prepare answers to the written portions offline so that you can easily transfer your answers when they are ready. Be mindful that you are unable to save any responses to the application, so at the time of submission see that all of your application answers/materials are ready. Here are a few questions that may address some particulars about the application. If there are any additional questions regarding the application, please contact the C5 Texas office at Recruitment@c5texas.org

Where can you find your transcripts?
Contact your school counselor for any information regarding your middle school grades. We ask for a digital submission, so that may mean obtaining a scanned document (if it is printed) that you can email to us at recruitment@c5texas.org. Please make sure to include your name and the document you are sending in the email. Example: Jane Doe- Report Card

Why do I want to be a Leader?
This questions has a word-count of 150 words and should reflect why you are looking to become a leader. This portion doesn't need to be pre-written and uploaded, but you should think about your response before answering the question.

“Describe the most difficult experience in your life. What happened? How did you overcome this situation? What did you learn about yourself in the process? How have you grown from it?” This question is no longer required to complete as a part of your application. During the interview process, please be prepared to answer this questions.

How many letters of recommendation do I need?
One to three letters of recommendation from people who know you well and can describe why you are a good candidate for a leadership program. Coaches, teachers, mentors, pastors, and youth leaders are good choices. Recommendations may NOT come from friends, family members or the person who nominated you. Please email your letter of recommendations to Recruitment@c5texas.org

Do my parents need to know I am applying?
Yes! Your parent(s)/guardians must be aware of your application and that you intend to submit. There is a section at the bottom that requires your parents to sign, thereby acknowledging the application and the responsibilities that come with participation in C5 Texas. We highly recommend you and your parents to reach out to C5 Texas with any questions or concerns regarding the program. Anything we can do to make you and your family more comfortable with the program we will be glad to address it.

General Selection Timeline:

Online applications open from October 1 – January 31st.

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM on January 31st to be eligible for consideration.

Application Review and Student Notification of Interview Date, Time and Location: January

Individual and Group Interviews- February/March

Review Candidate Files – March

Students Receive Notification of their Status- March

C5 Parent and Leader Orientation Meeting and Welcome Mixer- April

Follow-up and notification of those on the waiting list- May
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Student Name *
Student Email Address *
Student Cell Phone Number *
Gender *
Birth Date *
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Current School *
Primary language(s) spoken at home *
Ethnicity *
List the names of the adult(s) with whom you live with and their relation *
Number of siblings living in the household *
Home Address *
City *
Zip code *
Home Phone *
Parent(s)/Guardian Cell Phone Numbers *
Parent(s)/Guardian Email Addresses *
Are you in foster care? *
Type of housing student lives in *
Occupations of adults living in the home *
Highest level of education of parents/guardians living in home *
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Number of siblings who are attending or who have completed college *
C5TX is extended to youth from families that lack resources for quality enrichment experiences like those offered by C5. Income and other financial considerations are a factor in determining eligibility and in the selection of youth. Reporting your family income is required. All information is strictly confidential. What is the total number of people living in the home? *
Total family yearly income *
Do you qualify for free or reduced lunch? *
Why do you want to be a leader? Maximum word limit: 150 words *
What extracurricular activities or organizations are you involved in regularly? *
List 4 words that others might use to describe you: *
STUDENT COMMITMENT In signing this document, I am expressing my interest in being part of The C5 Youth Foundation. I understand that The C5 Youth Foundation is a five- year curriculum-based leadership development program and I am interested in being a leader in my community. If I am selected, I am committing to the program for five (5) years. I am prepared to attend up to 4 weeks of camp each summer and 4-5 Pathway events during the school year. I understand that I am expected to perform 40 hours of service in my community each year, and maintain a minimum B-/C= grade average (2.5). Please sign below. *
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PARENT/GUARDIAN COMMITMENT If this young person is selected, I agree to attend 1-3 parent meetings each year. I understand that I share responsibility for getting this student to 4-5 events during the school year. I also understand that the C5 Youth Foundation requires youth to perform 40 hours of community service each year and to maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average to participate in the summer experiences. Please sign below. *
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PARENT/GUARDIAN COMMITMENT I understand that the C5 Youth Foundation provides a five-year leadership development program that includes five summer experiences and 4-5 required events throughout the school year. I support this student's application to C5 Youth Foundation. Please sign below: *
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PARENT/GUARDIAN COMMITMENT I approve of this student's participation in the C5 Youth Foundation and understand the student will need to participate in an individual and group interviews which I will be responsible for ensuring the students attends or is available at the designated dates and times. Please sign below. *
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PARENT/GUARDIAN COMMITMENT I give my consent to the C5 Youth Foundation to take my son/daughter's picture for identification purposes during the C5 program application process. Please sign below: *
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