YCI Grant Deadline TOMORROW

Youth for Community Improvement (YCI) is currently accepting proposals from Worcester County nonprofit organizations for 2022 funding. Proposals must speak to the youth voice to be considered. Youth voice is the empowerment of young people through leadership roles, holding decision making power, and/or involvement of youth in program organization. Additionally, proposals must fit into one or more of the following areas:

  • Mental Health support for young people
  • Projects/programs that reduce stigma, empower young people and address the ongoing mental health needs of young people
  • Projects/programs that address the impacts of COVID on young people
  • Basic needs for our community
  • Projects/programs/events that help provide clothing, food, shelter and/or menstrual products to those in need
  • Career & education pathways and opportunities for high school students
  • Projects/programs/events that that help young people explore and learn more about post-secondary opportunities
  • Community Building
  • Projects that foster community building/unification
  • Opportunities for community leadership
  • Projects/events that build on the socio-emotional and resilience of our communities

Grants of up to $4,000 will be awarded and proposals will be accepted until April 29, 2022.