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April 30, 2024

Youth Grantmakers in Action Award Seven Grants to Youth-Led Projects in Forsyth County

Youth Grantmakers in Action (YGA) announces seven grants totaling $7,020 to support a variety of youth-led projects in Forsyth County. Following are their 2024 Grant Recipients:

  • Athletes4Change: $1,500 to conduct a basketball camp for underserved youth
  • Científico Atlético: $695 to engage Hispanic youth in a student-led science and sports camp
  • Fútbol for All: $1,000 to share the love of soccer through implementing drills, scrimmages, and workouts
  • Project Peace Haven: $1,000 to host two summer celebrations at Peace Haven Mobile Home Park featuring healthy eating information, enrichment activities, and school supplies
  • R.J. Reynolds Debate Club: $375 to organize a Forsyth County mock debate for up-and-coming debate clubs
  • TASA Youth Initiative: $500 to provide free swim lessons to kids in underserved communities
  • Troop 916: $1,950 to provide shade and seating for young athletes at the Carver High School tennis courts

YGA appreciates the generosity of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation for renewing their investment of $5,000 in YGA’s grantmaking to support youth philanthropy in Forsyth County.

Youth Grantmakers in Action is a diverse group of 10th –12th graders from across Forsyth County who meet during the school year to gain leadership experience, represent the youth of the community, and grant money to youth-led community projects that will have a positive impact on other youth.  The application for the 2024-25 YGA cohort is currently open through May 20.  

A program of The Winston-Salem Foundation, YGA was formed in 2005 from the vision of Dr. Nathaniel Irvin and the financial support of Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. Since its first round of grants were made in 2006, YGA has granted over $80,000 to youth-led community projects. To learn more about YGA, please visit our website.

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