YGA Grant Awards


Youth Grantmakers in Action (YGA) makes annual grants to positive youth-led projects that will help the youth of Forsyth County come together to make a difference in our community.

In 2017, YGA made eight grants totaling $2,460 to:

  • East Forsyth Key Club: $100 to host a spaghetti dinner to raise funds to purchase sports equipment and food for a summer program
  • Fine Arts: $300 for a fundraiser that showcases the talents of local youth
  • Grace Church Youth Worship/Ministry Group: $350 to provide nutritional information to youth and encourage better eating habits
  • Reagan Black Achievers: $260 to host a leadership event for 60 elementary school students
  • Reagan High School Young Black Male Achievers: $500 to provide a scholarship to a senior Young Black Male Achievers member
  • THETA Program and Scholarship Fund: $350 for a high school theatre awards gala created to raise scholarship funds for a theatre summer enrichment program
  • Top Teens of America: $100 for a community walk to raise awareness about St. Jude's Children's Hospital
  • Winston-Salem Youth Advisory Council: $500 to assemble care packages for military youth

In 2016, YGA made four grants totaling $1,900 to:

  • Reagan High School Young Black Male Achievers: $250 to provide a scholarship to a senior Young Black Male Achievers member
  • THETA Awards and Scholarship Fund: $1,000 for a high school theatre awards gala and to raise scholarship funds for a theatre summer enrichment program
  • Top Teens of America: $450 to host training sessions on how to handle and report bullying
  • Winston-Salem Youth Advisory Council:  $200 to host a public event to promote the acceptance and tolerance of others

In 2015, YGA made four grants totaling $1,900 to:

  • Habitat for Humanity's Youth United: received $850 for a Battle of the Bands competition to raise money for the construction of a Habitat house
  • Students Making a Right Turn (S.M.A.R.T.): granted $100 to host a youth fashion show
  • The THETA Awards and Scholarship Fund: received $550 for high school theatre awards and to raise scholarship funds for a theatre summer enrichment program
  • Winston-Salem Youth Advisory Council: received $400 to create public service announcements addressing social media, labeling, and healthy choices as a way to discourage bullying. 

In 2014, YGA made five grants totaling $2,010 to:

  • The Baker’s Dozen: received $550 to perform a play and donate all proceeds to The Children’s Theater's Scholarship Fund
  • Forsyth Middle College Prom Committee: granted $500 for Forsyth Middle College’s first Junior/Senior Prom
  • Poverty Simulation Group: received $320 to host a poverty simulation for students to increase awareness of the effects of poverty
  • Students Making a Right Turn (S.M.A.R.T): granted $320 to host a fashion show in order to raise funds for youth programs
  • Winston-Salem Youth Advisory Council: received $320 to provide bags filled with clothing, food, and other essential supplies for homeless youth

In 2013, YGA made seven grants totaling $2,337 to:

  • Big Buddy Team Members: received $435 to train high school students to serve as
    mentors to elementary school students
  • El Buen Pastor Latino Community Services Youth Group: received $300 to host three workshops for youth to learn how to express themselves through a variety of art mediums
  • Forsyth Country Day School Girls' Service Club: received $400 to provide meals to families staying at the Ronald McDonald House
  • Habitat for Humanity Club: received $425 to host an event to raise awareness among youth about homelessness in the community
  • Mount Tabor High School Key Club: received $250 to increase awareness and raise funds for hunger issues by hosting a 24-hour basketball marathon
  • Winston-Salem Youth Advisory Council: received $320 to provide goodie bags and brunch to children at Brenner Children's Hospital
  • Youth Financial Planners: received $207 to present a class for youth about making smart financial choices

In 2012, YGA made four grants totaling $2,005 to:

  • Health Occupations Students of America: granted $400 to make quilts for youth at Victory Junction
  • Mount Tabor High School Key Club: granted $700 to purchase books to read to youth at Cook Elementary School
  • P.E.A.C.E. Academy of Winston-Salem: granted $430 to provide opportunities for youth to share stories and feelings about bullying, harassment, and youth violence
  • Winston-Salem Youth Council: granted $475 to make gift baskets for families moving into new Habitat for Humanity houses

 In 2011, YGA made five grants totaling $2,006.25 to:

  • Cancer Awareness and Research for Everyone (CARE) Club: granted $255 to encourage students to join a high school Race for the Cure team and raise awareness about breast cancer
  • Forsyth Country Day School Cooking Club: granted $75 to prepare meals for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House
  • National Art Honor Society of East Forsyth High School: granted $475 to host a community art event
  • Winston-Salem Youth Council: granted $537.50 to create a public space for positive self-expression through art and written words
  • Youth Leadership Board: granted $663.75 to offer a week-long day camp for youth in foster care entering high school

In 2010, YGA made four grants totaling $1,535 to:

  • Cancer Awareness and Research for Everyone (CARE) Club: granted $275 to raise awareness about breast cancer and encourage students to join a high school Race for the Cure team
  • Forsyth Country Day School Cooking Club: granted $300 to prepare meals for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House
  • Student Leadership Council at Parkland High School: granted $800 to purchase school supplies for a youth-led mentoring program for students at Konnoak Elementary
  • Youth United: granted $160 to fund the dedication ceremony for a youth-built house

In 2009, YGA presented six grants totaling $1,690 to:

  • Cancer Awareness and Research for Everyone (C.A.R.E.) Club: granted $200 to distribute breast cancer awareness and prevention materials to Reagan High School students and their families
  • Carver High School Lunch Bunch Book Club: granted $370 to purchase books for a student-led book club at Carver High School
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (Mt. Tabor High School): granted $300 to host a carnival for children at the Children’s Center
  • Forsyth Country Day Cooking Club: granted $320 to prepare meals for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House
  • The Tennis Instructors (Mt. Tabor High School): granted $200 to host a clinic highlighting tennis basics and the importance of physical fitness for youth
  • Winston Lake Family YMCA Black Achievers: granted $300 to begin a teen golf club at the Winston Lake YMCA

In 2008, YGA presented five grants totaling $2,500 to:

  • Asian Sensation: granted $275 to fund a musical performance for children at a local library
  • Family Career and Community Leaders of America Club: granted $685 to fund supplies for a childcare program at BEES parent meeting
  • Gamma Phi Delta Teens and Cavaliers: granted $1,000 to fund a city-wide youth conference
  • Kid’s Café: Through a New Lens: granted $340 to fund a photo journal mentoring project
  • Youth United granted $200 to fund the dedication ceremony for a youth-built house

In 2007, YGA presented four youth-led program grants totaling $2,500 to:  

  • Riverwood Trail Blazers: $500 to build a sensory learning horse trail at Riverwood Therapeutic Riding Stables
  • Youth Alternative Prom Committee: $1,000 to host an alternative prom  
  • Youth United: $600 to fund a youth-led project constructing a Habitat for Humanity house
  • Youth Advisory Council: $400 to host a smoke-free basketball tournament for youth

In 2006, YGA presented three program grants totaling $2,000 to:  

  • LaDeara Crest Youth Council: to provide SAT preparation and career exploration opportunities for youth in Forsyth County.
  • Amnesty International Student Group: to fund a teach-in on human rights for youth in Forsyth County.
  • Green Street United Methodist Church: to provide a two-day anti-racism/anti-bias workshop for youth in Forsyth County.
 
 


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