Local students in Ionia award grants to better community


The Ionia County Foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) are awarding grants to organizations that benefit Ionia, Belding, Lakewood, Lowell, Portland, Saranac and Pewmo-Westphalia youth. The YAC is made up of high school students in Ionia County and Lowell. Every two years, the Youth Advisory Council conducts a needs assessment to identify funding priorities. Successful grantees will utilize “service-learning” to address the following youth issues in their communities:

  • Teen driver safety
  • Academic Motivation
  • Achievement gap
  • Substance abuse
  • Depression
  • Literacy
  • Bullying
  • Hunger

The maximum award available per grant is $1,000 with $7,800 available to award.

For more information on the Youth Advisory Council visit http://www.ioniaisd.org/

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