Youth Advisory Council announces spring grant awards

May 7, 2021

Youth Advisory Council announces spring grant awards

The Community Foundation for Mason County’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC) has recently distributed $8,050 in grants to three organizations resulting from council’s spring grant round. The YAC annually grants to organizations that support youth in Mason County in the areas of college and career readiness, mental health and stress management, and strengthening relationships in schools.

Recipients include: 

  • Disability Network West Michigan
  • Ludington Area Council for the Arts
  • West Shore Community College

“When the YAC financially supports local youth organizations, I feel like we are really making a difference in our community,” said Mason County Central High School senior Jackson Kimes, president of the Community Foundation for Mason County’s Youth Advisory Council. “We get the opportunity to give these organizations the funding they need to carry out their plans. And as young people in the community, we get to see these plans get put into action to help our fellow classmates.”

The Youth Advisory Council is a special “youth as grant makers” project of the Community Foundation for Mason County. It is made up of student representatives from Mason County schools and supported by adult advisors. Since its inception, the YAC has made over 350 grants to local youth projects, totaling over $365,000. To learn more about the Community Foundation for Mason County’s Youth Advisory Council, visit: https://mason-foundation.org/youth-advisory-council/.

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