January 7, 2009

Youth as Resources grant deadline nears

Do you know youth in your church or neighborhood who are interested in community service projects?

Youth As Resources (YAR) is a grant-giving program which funds youth-designed, youth-led community service projects in Racine County. The next grant application deadline is Jan. 30. Click here for guidelines and an application.

Youth groups may apply to YAR for grants of up to $1,000 although larger grants may be awarded depending upon the impact the project could have in the community. Some past YAR projects include Covering Families in Transition - quilts for homeless children, Help Others Read - encouraging kids to read more books, and Flossy - hygiene care packages for low-income families.

To be considered for funding, youth groups must design a project that meets a community need, complete a grant application, design a budget and present the proposal to the YAR board.

For more information, contact Jessica Safransky, YAR program coordinator, or check the YAR website.

After January, the next YAR grant deadline will be May 1, with funds available May 28 for summer projects.
Jan. 30 - Grant deadline, funds available Feb. 26
May 1 - Grant deadline, funds available May 28

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