Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation

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.
  • FLY Children's Art Center - $5,000.00
    Increasing Access and Diversity at the FLY Creativity Lab: Free Art Workshops. 
  • Friends of the Ann Arbor Skatepark - $1,600.00
    All Girls Skate Program 
  • Girls Group - $9,000.00
    Programming for Social Anxiety 
  • Growing Hope - $8,370.00
    Growing Leadership Teens Program 
  • Hands Across The Water, Inc - $3,000
    T.A.G.-Teen Adoptee Group -  a new program that will provide social support and safe spaces for local adolescent adoptees.
  • Heritage of Healing - $4,997.63
    Heritage of Healing Kids Space
  • Hope Medical Clinic - $2,000.00 
    Kids Can Cook 
  • Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County - $5,000.00
    Inherit the World Program at Jewish Family Services 
  • 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.