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.
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!
YGA IS NOW ACCEPTING MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS
YGA is currently accepting applications for local youth, ages 15 to 18 years old, who are interested in gaining leadership experience, developing a greater understanding of the community and issues impacting local youth, and making grants to youth-directed projects in Forsyth County. Deadline for applications: Friday May 15 at 5:00pm. Click here to download more details and application information.
ANNUAL GRANT CELEBRATION ON APRIL 15!
YGA's 2014-2015 grant recipients were announced at a Grants Celebration on April 15 on the third floor of The Winston-Salem Foundation's offices at 751 West Fourth Street. View photos and grants information from this year's event.
Adult Advisor: Andrea Hulighan, The Winston-Salem Foundation
Facilitator: Fred Baker, Leading to Change