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March 21, 2022

Youth Grantmakers in Action Awards $6,900 to Youth-Led Projects

Youth Grantmakers in Action (YGA) announces 7 grants totaling $6,900 to support a variety of youth-led projects in Forsyth County. Following are their 2022 Grant Recipients:

  • Atkins HOSA – $600 to support a blessing closet filled with school and toiletry supplies for students
  • Atkins’ Women’s Basketball Team - $1,500 to conduct a basketball camp for youth
  • Early College of Forsyth A Cappella - $150 for music materials to host a concert and provide a safe space for student expression
  • How r u rly? - $1,000 for a mental-health initiative for high school students
  • Leer Latino - $2,100 to provide dual-language literature and improve educational equity for Spanish-speaking students
  • Mount Tabor High School Ebony Society – $750 to host a workshop on self-care for youth
  • Students4Change – $800 to purchase duffel bags for teenagers in the foster care system

YGA appreciates the generosity of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, which for a fifth year invested $5,000 in YGA’s grantmaking to support youth philanthropy in Forsyth County.

Youth Grantmakers in Action is a diverse group of youth ages 15-18 from all over 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 the community.  

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 $56,000 to youth-led community projects.  

To learn more about YGA, visit Applications for the 2022-2023 YGA cohort will be accepted until May 18.

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