In 2009, Michigan Gateway Community Foundation’s YAC applied for and RECEIVED a grant from the Michigan Community Foundation Youth Project (MCFYP) to address the problem of underage drinking in our area. The group wrote and produced TWO Public Service Announcements (PSAs) that played in a local movie theater for three months during prom and graduation season.  The aim of the PSAs is to encourage good decision making and avoidance of destructive behavior among area students at this important time in their lives.  The Wonderland Theater in Niles played them throughout the spring and summer!

Michigan Gateway Community Foundation’s YAC also received high praise for their PSA efforts from the Council of Michigan Foundations.