CFNEM Youth Advisory Council awards $ 28,000 in grants | News, Sports, Jobs


NAFTA – Arts, education and social service programs are just a few of the areas affected by the latest round of grants from the Northeast Michigan Youth Advisory Council. The Board of Directors of the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan recently approved $ 28,011 in a new round of NEMYAC grants for youth spanning a four-county region including Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency and Presque Isle counties.

The new NEMYAC grants are:

¯ Solid Rock / Matrix Youth Ministries received $ 2,000 to support the BLAST (Building Lives Around Sound Truth) project;

¯ Rayola Inc. received $ 2,000 to support the Comfort Items for Foster Care project;

¯ The Alpena and Presque Isle Child Abuse and Neglect Team received $ 2,500 to support the Baby Pantry Warm Winter project;

¯ Alpena Childcare & Development Center received $ 1,875 to support the noise reduction panel project in multi-purpose rooms;

¯ Alpena Childcare & Development Center received $ 1,250 to support ACDC’s outdoor learning class;

¯ Alpena Gymnastics, Inc. received $ 1,141 to support the purchase of safety landing mats;

¯ Alpena Huron Shore Babe Ruth received $ 2,230 to support the practical sliding mat and base project;

¯ The Boys and Girls Club of Alpena received $ 1,687 to support the Youth Adopting Families project;

¯ Friends of Plaza Pool received $ 1,000 to support the planned mural at the Alpena Plaza Pool;

¯ Ronald McDonald House in Western Michigan received $ 2,500 to support the 2021 Family Support Program project;

¯ Hillman Community Schools received $ 1,250 to support the “Greenhouse Garden Gone Wild” project;

¯ Hillman Community Schools received $ 500 to support Hillman Travel Abroad exploration;

Powerful! Book Bags received $ 1,125 to support the Power! Lewiston School Book Bag Project;

¯ Great Start Collaborative received $ 750 to support the Great Start Collaborative scholarship and preschool education program;

¯ Posen Consolidated Schools received $ 2,403 to support the “Making High School Anatomy Accessible to ALL Students” project;

¯ The Presque Isle District Library received $ 1,800 to support the “Improve Theatrical Programming with Profits from Concession Booth” project; and

¯ St. John Lutheran School received $ 2,000 to support the “Let’s Grow!” Program. project.

The next grant opportunity is the CFNEM Community Impact Grant and the next round of the NEMYAC grant. Applications for both grant opportunities are due by January 15, 2022 and can be viewed at cfnem.org.

The Northeast Michigan Youth Advisory Council is made up of youth from across the CFNEM service area. These young people learn the importance of philanthropy and community service through the grant-making process, thereby acquiring important leadership skills. NEMYAC grants are made possible through the Kellogg Youth Fund of the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan and the McLean Fund for Rogers City.

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