Youth Grantmakers in Action (YGA) of The Winston-Salem Foundation is a diverse group of youth from across Forsyth County that comes together to gain leadership experience, represent youth in their community, voice their opinions, and make grants to youth-directed projects that address community issues and challenges in Forsyth County. This project was created to engage young people and gain their critical insights into the needs of other youth in the community. YGA is structured to support authentic, working partnerships between young people and adults in designing these community-change projects.
of Youth Grantmakers in Action are selected each spring for the following school year. Youth between the ages of 15-18 can apply to The Winston-Salem Foundation to join YGA. Participants commit considerable time and energy during the school year to plan the application process and make grants to youth-led projects in Forsyth County. Applications to join YGA are available on the Web site in the spring of each school year.
See photos from the April 2013 grants celebration on our Facebook
And check out this video
from a previous Youth Giving Summit
This was a
great gathering of youth grantmakers from across North Carolina, and in it you'll also see some YGA members from Winston-Salem! Learn more about young people who are learning the importance of giving back!
On Wednesday, April 17 at the WS/FCS Career Center, YGA announced their 2013 grants for youth-directed community-change projects. See photos from the event!
YGA APPLICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE: DEADLINE TO APPLY IS MAY 15!
Applications to join Youth Grantmakers in Action are now being accepted through Wednesday, May 15. Click here to download a pdf of the application.
Adult Advisor: Andrea Hulighan, The Winston-Salem Foundation
Facilitator: Eric Rowles, Leading to Change