Youth Opportunities Unlimited Throughout
They make a difference in our community. They have a voice in
the needs of the community. They are creative in planning projects
to support awareness, community service, volunteerism and fund
development. They are the YOUTH of the Hillsdale County Community
These young adults are responsible for making many difficult and mature decisions. They are members of the Youth Advisory Council who manage grant requests for the W.K. Kellogg Youth Advisory Fund, a permanently endowed fund administered by the Foundation for projects designed and implemented by youth, for youth. See a list of our most recent youth grant awards here.
Their mission is to meet the needs of young people in Hillsdale County by enhancing the awareness of youth opportunities, offering information and resources through cooperative leadership, while providing financial support for projects to improve the youth communities of Hillsdale County. They continue to make a difference by making responsible decisions with their grant making; awarding money for projects and programs targeted to solve youth issues in a creative and positive manner. See the results of our latest Youth Needs Assessment survey here.
YOUTH membership is made up of two voting members for each school district in Hillsdale County, as well as homeschooled students. Traditionally, when a YOUTH member graduates from high school applications are accepted for potential members, age 12-21. If you are interested in applying for membership but are unsure when there might be an opening for your school, you are encouraged to contact the HCCF. Membership applications are available here.
YOUTH Grant Policy and Application Applications are due November and April 1st each year.
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