To cultivate a new generation of youth leadership, young people and their ideas must be taken seriously. For our region to thrive, nurturing civic leadership should be a priority for every person and institution that cares about its future. Organizations and youth advocates responsible for building a leadership pipeline are hard at work, developing strategies to give young leaders a meaningful voice in our region.
To do this, the Foundation is hosting a series of training events, and we've captured each training in the following series of videos. You can watch each video in succession below, or view the playlist online.
The Community Foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee was established in 1991, with a challenge grant of $1 million from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to help establish an endowed youth fund that would, in perpetuity, involve young people in reviewing grant proposals from organizations that benefit youth in southeast Michigan.
Over the past 20 years, more than 200 middle and high school aged youth advisors have recommended youth-serving grants totaling nearly $1 million through their participation in the YAC’s grantmaking and leadership development activities.
Youth Advisory Committee Grants have funded:
What the Youth Advisory Committee does…
Interested in joining the Youth Advisory Committee?
For more information about joining the Youth Advisory Committee, please click this link. A copy of the application for the Youth Advisory Committee can be found here.
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