Youth Grantmakers in Action (YGA) hosted its annual grant celebration event on April 16 at the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools’ Career Center. YGA announced five grants totaling $2,010 that were made to positive projects that will help the youth of Forsyth County come together to make a difference in our community.
The Baker’s Dozen: received $550 to perform a play and donate all proceeds to The Children’s Theater’s Scholarship Fund
- Forsyth Middle College Prom Committee: granted $500 for Forsyth Middle College’s first Junior/Senior Prom
- Poverty Simulation Group: received $320 to host a poverty simulation for students to increase awareness of the effects of poverty
- Students Making a Right Turn (S.M.A.R.T): granted $320 to host a fashion show in order to raise funds for youth programs
- Winston-Salem Youth Advisory Council: received $320 to provide bags filled with clothing, food and other essential supplies for homeless youth
YGA is a diverse group of youth ages 15-18 from all over Forsyth County who want to gain leadership experience, represent the youth of the community, and grant money to youth-led community projects that will have a positive impact on the community.
A program of The Winston-Salem Foundation, YGA was formed in 2005 from the vision of Dr. Nathaniel Irvin and the financial support of Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust.