As a well rounded student I find that I have a profound love for the extracurricular things I do outside of school.
Ah! the first paragraph is boring. It is interesting to you, because it is all about you, but to me, the superficial reader, it is irrelevant.
This intro paragraph needs a concept that will intrigue the reader and make the reader feel empowered to discuss a new concept.
Here it is!------> The point of the forum is allow student musicians, artist, writers, and inventors access to an intellectual think-tank to express themselves, and gain feedback and critic from their peers; which is crucial in the stimulation and development of their creative talents.------This is a meaningful observation. It expresses what is on your mind and what is on your agenda as a scholar. You understand this opportunity for artists. I want to point out that this is the most interesting aspect of the essay.
Here is another meaningful sentence: I can also contribute encouragement for divergent thinking and independence among those around me at the program while bringing my talent of bringing out the best work from people, and my infectious personality to truly enhance the community of the YELS program.
Do you see what I mean? These are the sentences that are meaningful to the reader. So... emphasize these concepts!
You write very well.