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
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/