Youth Grantmakers in Action (YGA) recently announced eight grants totaling $2,460 at their annual grant celebration event. These grants will support projects to help the youth of Forsyth County come together to make a difference in our community.
2017 Grant Recipients
- 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
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 was made in 2006, YGA has granted over $21,000 to youth-led community projects.
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