Youth Council 2016 Grants
In 2016, Youth Council awarded $77,311.78 in grants to support the following youth programs and projects:
- 5th Corner- $3,500
To create an opportunity for 5th-8th grade girls to develop in computer coding and lean their own voices.
- Ann Arbor Academy- $9,961.78
To develop an internship program for learning disabled students.
- Ann Arbor YMCA- $3,000
To expand the Youth Volunteer Corps mission to include awareness of diverse communities through service projects.
- Ann Arbor Skatepark- $2,000
To encourage girls to learn how to skateboard and feel welcome at the park.
- Community Action Network- $6,500
To provide 30 low income Ypsilanti students with an academic and STEM enriched summer experience.
- Community Action Network- $5,000
To support "How Does It Work," a program to eliminate the STEM gap for students from low-income families.
- Dexter Community Orchestra- $500
To cover expenses for the Instrument Petting Zoo.
- Eastern Michigan University- $5,000
To support mentoring activities for EMU mentors and Ypsilanti Community Schools youth.
- Ele's Place- $5,000
To help underwrite the grief programs in two Ann Arbor schools.
- Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan- $5,000
To support a program focused on building self-esteem and college readiness for girls in juvenile detention.
- Growing Hope- $5,300
To develop and install a teen-led African-American history mural for the Ypsilanti Farmers MarketSpace.
- LightUp Shine Now- $10,250
To teach children with disabilities how to ride a two wheeled bicycle independently.
- Phoenix Ensemble- $3,000
To support the PhoenixPhest Grande Jazz program.
- Ypsilanti District Library- $3,000
To support on going efforts to make the library a Youth Driven Space.
- Washtenaw Futures Community Access Network- $10,300
To allow Peer Forward to train students to lead peer-to-peer campaigns to build a college going culture.