Community partners play a critical role as volunteers, sponsors and funders to the Great Lakes Bay Regional Youth Leadership Institute. Elected and governmental officials are also a part of this support group. These partners also serve as facilitators for our planned and structured curriculum with youth participants. Organizations and Businesses allow their employees release time to gain community service hours on a quarterly basis which contributes to youth leadership development. Also, there are many active organizations that exist for youth to serve in our community including: Girl Scouts of America, Boy Scouts of America, Boys and Girls Club of the Great Lakes Bay Region, YMCA, YWCA, Saginaw Community Foundation, Midland Community Foundation, Bay Community Foundation, and CAN Council. The following is a list of community partners who have assisted in the implementation of the GLBRYLI, their roles and specific facilitators who made a contribution in the academic-year schedule of events.