The Youth to Youth Board of United Way Leeds & Grenville announcesdthe 2018 grant application for funding in support of youth initiatives within the Leeds and Grenville community. Grants equal to $500 or less will be available for programs supporting youth that concentrate on, but are not limited to, providing affordable youth activities, improving the skills of youth, preparing youth for future endeavours and educating youth on the importance of advocacy. Organizations/Agencies who receive funding from the United Way Leeds & Grenville are not eligible for Youth to Youth Board grants.

Grant applications are accepted until February 28, 2018. Applications are available online at www.uwlg.org.

The Youth to Youth Board is a Junior Board of Directors for the United Way Leeds & Grenville. The high schools located within Leeds and Grenville have the opportunity to elect representatives to participate on the board. This year there are a high number of students on the Youth to Youth Board that appropriately represent the youth within Leeds and Grenville.

Kelly Cole, Campaign Director for United Way says “investing in today’s youth, their projects and giving them opportunities to learn and grow builds stronger communities. We, at the United Way Leeds & Grenville are inspired by our Youth to Youth board who raise funds in their own schools to support local youth programs across Leeds and Grenville.”

Alexis Wharton, Youth to Youth Board President says “participating on the United Way Youth to Youth Board continues to be a phenomenal opportunity to ensure that there is a continuation of groups within the community that specifically concentrate on youth involvement. Our youth board persists to produce progressive impact within Leeds and Grenville with the understanding that the support has the ability benefit the community.”

About United Way Leeds & Grenville United Way Leeds & Grenville is a non-profit agency that supports 20 local partner agencies in the community. Its mission is to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. UWLG is dedicated to bringing people together to build vibrant and caring communities. For more information, please visit www.uwlg.org.

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