The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) of the Community Foundation for Mason County recently awarded $2,939 in grant support for community projects and teacher mini-grants.Youth Awards include,
Two teacher mini-grants
Support for the accessible playground project at Ludington State Park
Grants to the “All Around Senior” funds of Mason County Central, Mason County Eastern, and Ludington Area Schools.
Support for the Lakeshore Food 4 Kids program
The Youth Advisory Council is made up of 25 student representatives from Mason County schools and involves young people in solving real problems affecting their communities and peers. “I believe that giving back to the community is one of the most fulfilling things a person can do,” said Olivia Kimes, Mason County Central student and president of the Youth Advisory Council. “To invest in our community is to contribute to the betterment of many lives, creating a chain reaction of giving and caring, all over the place.” YAC members help set policy and guide distribution of $15,000 a year in grants to promising youth-related projects in Mason County.