Genesee Serves announces round two of our Youth Genesee Serves (YGS) grants! We are offering organizations/entities that provide opportunities for youth to learn and lead, to apply for a grant of up to $1,500.00 to support service projects for Global Youth Service Day (on or around April 12, 2019). You will find attached a hardcopy of the application, but submission is to be done on line no later than March 15th here: grant application.
Join us for an hour long information session to be held in the lower level training room at the United Way of Genesee County. Come learn about the funding available to engage youth in volunteerism and how to plan a successful service project with those youth. RSVP for the information session to be held Wednesday February 27, 2019 from 4 -5 pm here: registration link.
Please note that unlike our first round of YGS grants for the MLK Day cycle, three technical assistance sessions are NOT required this round. You are encouraged to contact the YGS staff if you are in need of assistance with planning your project. We are happy to assist you in engaging youth in meaningful service project. The deadline for your grant proposal is Friday March 15, 2019. Please understand that we will start awarding grants on a rolling basis prior to the March 15th deadline. So, we encourage you to NOT delay.
About Global Youth Service Day (GYSD):
Established in 1988, GYSD celebrates and mobilizes the millions of young people who improve their communities each day of the year through service. GYSD is the largest service event in the world.
About Youth Genesee Serves (YGS):
The United Way of Genesee County’s volunteer center, Genesee Serves, in partnership with Youth Service America (YSA), and with the generous support of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, launched the Youth Genesee Serves in 2018. We believe that youth have a unique ability to change the world, thanks to their passion, creativity, and willingness to look at old problems in new ways. Our goal is to engage youth (ages 5-18) in high-quality service projects that address an authentic community need AND provided youth with skills they would need to succeed in work, school, and life.