Youth Advisory Council Grant Awards Ceremony set for May 2

Friday, April 20, 2018

Carroll County Community Foundation’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC) will hold its 2018 Grant Awards Ceremony and Silent Art Auction from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, at the Carroll Electric Community Room in Berryville. Local nonprofits who have been selected to receive a YAC Grant will be on hand to receive funds and explain the good work their programs do to support youth and children in Carroll County. A silent art auction of original student art will help YAC students raise funds to provide more grant dollars for local nonprofits in the future. Everyone is invited to attend.

The Youth Advisory Council is made up of students in grades 9 through 12, from all three public school districts as well as private and homeschool students in Carroll County. Students apply to be a member of this program that encourages teens to be active in their communities through grant-making, endowment building, and community service. Students who are selected through an application process and meet once a month with their YAC adviser, Donna Hill, from September to April.

YAC students spend the year learning about the needs of the county and the programs that support those needs. Throughout this year, they have met with nonprofit leaders, packed weekend food bags, made important grant recommendations, and created this fundraiser to build their YAC Endowment. By raising funds for their endowment, they can give back more grant dollars to programs that support the youth and children of our community.

“Everyone is invited to come join the fun, learn about our local hardworking nonprofits, have a snack, meet our amazing YAC students and bid on original artwork,” said YAC Adviser and Carroll County Community Foundation board member, Donna Hill. “A special thank you to student artists who have donated their work to this charitable organization. Student artists will be eligible to win prizes for their work based on the number of votes they receive at the Grant Awards Ceremony on May 2.”

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