Local students in Ionia award grants to better community

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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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