280 students and advisors representing over 40 community foundations across the state came together June 23 to June 25 at Central Michigan University with one goal in mind; to learn how to be more effective grantmakers in their own communities. These youth serve on advisory councils at local community foundations and are responsible for funding [...]
Michigan Gateway Community Foundation congratulates 2017 YAC graduating Seniors: Dylan Catalano (Senior Buchanan High School), Kayla West (Senior Niles High School), Dawson Clemens (Senior Niles High School), Joelly Baldwin (Senior Edwardsburg High School) and Toby Fox (Senior Brandywine High School).
Members of the Youth Advisory Council (YAC) met in the Fall of 2016 to learn about the role of YAC and how its members can best serve their communities. Training was held at the Michigan Gateway Community Foundation office in Buchanan, MI.
2013 YAC members, and advisor Jayne Lamb at LMC for College Positive Community Day. The Michigan Gateway Community Foundation received a grant from the Kresge Foundation in 2013 with the purpose to be the encouragement for students to attend college. Our YAC partnered with Lake Michigan College (LMC) to encourage 8th grade students from the [...]
Community Foundation Recognizes Youth Advisory Council Members BUCHANAN- On Sunday April 22, 2012 Michigan Gateway Community Foundation held an Open House for the graduating members of their Youth Advisory Council (YAC). Also in attendance were current members and graduates parents. There are 16 active members in the group from Marcellus, Cassopolis, Edwardsburg, Niles, Brandywine & [...]
They came to learn, have fun and share ideas on new and innovative ways to increase the impact of youth philanthropy and service learning in their hometowns across the nation. More than 400 students from small towns and big cities across Michigan and 5 other states, made their way to the 2010 Youth Philanthropy and Service Camp in East Lansing.