The Youth Leadership Institute of Erie hosted the Corporate Hero's Breakfast for high school students on Thursday morning. 

The Youth Leadership Institute of Erie is coming off a successful day so far, as a check for $30,000 was awarded to the group by the Erie Community Foundation. 

The check was presented during the Corporate Hero's Breakfast. The breakfast included a number of guest speakers. The group works to help area youth thrive, and leaders revealed details of how to create an individualized success plan for students, encouraging them to finish high school and move to a form of secondary education. 

"We realize that the plan takes a number of different agencies, a number of different people, wrapping their arms around these young people, and helping them, assisting them, making sure they succeed," said Edison Nicholson, CEO & Founder. 

Out of the 486 youth they have assisted, 80 percent have been very successful in their plans.