Youth Grantmakers in Action Award Grants to Youth-Led Projects
Youth Grantmakers in Action (YGA) recently announced 10 grants totaling $7,390 to support youth-led projects in Forsyth County. This year, the group once again granted more than ever before, thanks to the generous support of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, which invested $5,000 for a third year in YGA’s grantmaking program to support youth philanthropy in our community.
CARE Club – $890 to host a spring literacy camp at Bolton Elementary School
CARE Club – $450 to create a uniform closet at Bolton Elementary School
Forsyth County Young Leaders Program – $200 to support a volunteer awards program for youth
No Hasti Never That – $200 to provide environmentally friendly snack bags to 250 elementary students
Peace Builders and Justice – $1,000 to host a summit designed to train youth in restorative justice practices
STEAM for Girls – $1,700 to host a STEAM summer camp for girls
THETA Awards and Scholarship Fund – $1,200 for a high school theatre awards gala and to raise scholarship funds for a theatre summer enrichment program
Walkertown High School FCCLA – $250 to provide snacks and school supplies during tutoring sessions
Winston Opportunity Project – $1,400 for a mentoring program in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters
Winston-Salem Youth Advisory Council – $100 for painting supplies for an anti-vaping mural
YGA is a diverse group of youth ages 15-18 from all over Forsyth County who meet 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 $42,000 to youth-led community projects.