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Foundation seeks applications for youth impact grants

At the September 2018 YEP meeting, members visited locations in the community to see impact from YEP Grants. One of the locations was the DeKalb Public Library where the grant helped to purchase books for the Little Learners Outreach Program. This program currently services the “at risk” pre-school population of the DeKalb School District. Children enrolled in the program receive their own copy of the featured book.
At the September 2018 YEP meeting, members visited locations in the community to see impact from YEP Grants. One of the locations was the DeKalb Public Library where the grant helped to purchase books for the Little Learners Outreach Program. This program currently services the “at risk” pre-school population of the DeKalb School District. Children enrolled in the program receive their own copy of the featured book.

SYCAMORE – Youth Engaged in Philanthropy is accepting applications for 2019 youth impact grants, according to a news release.

Similar to other grant programs under the DeKalb County Community Foundation, the youth impact grants are specifically meant to improve the quality of life for youth in DeKalb County.

Projects considered for funding must directly involve youth, promote youth empowerment and leadership, and be dedicated to the local community.

The deadline for grant applications is Feb. 1. No hard copy applications will be accepted. Apply online at dekalbccf.org/yepgrants. Nonprofit and community organizations in or serving DeKalb County are encouraged to apply.

YEP is celebrating 10 years of youth philanthropy in its 2018 to 2019 year. As a youth-led program of the community foundation, YEP provides opportunities for youth across DeKalb County to develop leadership skills, learn about philanthropy and become engaged in their communities.

For more information, contact YEP staff adviser Noah Nordbrock at 815-748-5383 or noah@dekalbccf.org.

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