Youth Council 2014 Grants
In 2014 , the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation’s Youth Council awarded $77,840 in grants to support a variety of programs in Washtenaw County that serve youth – from supporting literacy tutors for young children at Community Action Network to funding the Adolescent Health Initiative Youth Council Video Project for Doctors who work with adolescents at the University of Michigan Health System:
- Ann Arbor YMCA - $3,765
Power Up! - a morning (before school) exercise program three times a week during the school year for the Kindergarten-6th grade students at Adams S.T.E.M Academy in Ypsilanti.
- Community Action Network - $8,700
Read to Succeed Program, which will pair well-trained high school-aged reading tutors with young children (ages 2-8) living in three low-income communities to increase children’s literacy skills and provide high school students with a meaningful community service experience.
- Neutral Zone - $3,000
Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) Student Action Project - to engage area high schools to participate in a student-led initiative to research and understand school climate with the aim of creating meaningful change projects to improve the school experience for LGBTQQA students.
- Regents of the University of Michigan - $9,000
Adolescent Health Initiative Youth Council Video Project - to support The Adolescent Champion Teen Advisory Council’s professional development and subsequent production of youth-developed training videos for Doctors and U of M Health Center Staff who work with adolescents - to help improve adolescent health care.
- The Fifth Corner Teen Center in Saline - $6,536
Someone Who Cares and Somewhere to Belong - a program to provide social, recreational, and educational, activities for youth in grades 6-12 using young adult program leaders.
- Washtenaw County Trial Court Juvenile Division - $6,000
Adolescent Diversion Project - a program to reduce juvenile crime and create safer communities through mentorship.
Included in the grant total is $1,371 in Mini-Grants that supported youth-led community service projects at four elementary schools: Eberwhite, Burns Park, Pittsfield, and Hebrew Day School.