We all want to make our communities – and our
planet – greener, safer, healthier, fairer, and stronger. YSA believes
that youth have a unique ability to change the world, thanks to their passion,
creativity, and willingness to look at old problems in new ways.
That is why we are partnering with Genesee
Serves, with the generous support of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, to launch the Genesee County Youth #LeadASAP
campaign. Our goal is to engage youth
(ages 5-18) in youth-led, high-quality service projects that address an
authentic community need AND provide youth with skills they need to succeed in
work, school, and life.
If you are an organization or K-12 school that provides
opportunities for youth to #LeadASAP, we invite you to apply to be part of this
YSA and Genesee
Serves will hold a free training in Flint in December to help participants get
organizations participating in the training will be eligible for grants of up
to $1,500 each to support high quality, youth-led service projects that take
place January 1 – May 1, 2018. Participants
– both grantees and non-grantees – will receive other support from YSA and
Genesee Serves, including free resources, training, networking, and recognition
YSA empowers youth to “Lead
ASAP” through Awareness,
Service, Advocacy, and Philanthropy. When youth #LeadASAP, they acquire the
skills they need to be successful in school, work, and life – skills like
creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration.
Successful participants will:
youth voice and leadership into all aspects of project planning.
how their projects will provide an opportunity for students to develop critical
thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication.
organizations include nonprofit organizations and K-12 schools (public,
private, and independent). Organizations
and schools must be based in Genesee County.
and schools must designate at least one representative (youth encouraged to
attend with adult sponsor) to attend a half-day, free training in Flint in December
activities should take place between January 1 – May 1, 2018.