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We all want to make our communities - and our planet - greener, healthier, fairer and stronger. Youth Genesee Serves and Youth Service America (YSA) believe that youth have a unique ability to change the world thanks to their passion, creativity and willingness to look at old problems in new ways. 

Apply Now for Global Youth Service Day project support!

Genesee Serves announces round two of our Youth Genesee Serves (YGS) grants! Organizations that provide opportunities for youth to learn and lead are invited to apply for a grant of up to $1,500 to support service projects for Global Youth Service Day (on or around April 12, 2019). Our goal is to engage youth (ages 5-18) in high-quality service projects that address an authentic community need AND provided youth with skills they would need to succeed in work, school, and life. 
 
The deadline for your grant proposal is Friday, March 15, 2019. Please understand that we will start awarding grants on a rolling basis prior to the March 15th deadline. 
 
All questions should be directed to: Diane Woodruff, dwoodruff@unitedwaygenesee.org or 810-762-5821.
 
 
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Apply Now for Global Youth Service Day project support!

The deadline for your grant proposal is Friday, March 15, 2019. Please understand that we will start awarding grants on a rolling basis prior to the March 15th deadline. 

2018-2019 Round 1 Grant Recipients

Ten groups of youth recieved a grant to implement their own projects to make an impact in our community on or around MLK Day 2019.  Congratulations to the youth-led groups at the following organizations:

  • Atherton Middle School
  • Bentley AP Environmental Science Class
  • Bentley Barhitte Student Council
  • Bentley HS Food/Clothes Pantry Group
  • Eisenhower Elementary
  • Grand Blanc High School Leadership Class
  • Hamady Middle/High School
  • Hamady Middle/Westwood Heights Schools
  • Myers Elementary
  • Lake Fenton Middle School 

2017-2018 Grant Recipients

Thirteen groups of youth recieved a grant to implement their own projects to make an impact in our community.  Congratulations to the youth-led groups at the following organizations:

  • Bendle Middle School
  • Big Brothers big Sisters of Flint
  • Boys & Girls club of Greater Flint
  • Crim Fitness Foundation Student Action Council
  • Flint Northwestern High School
  • Foss Ave Block Club
  • Freeman Elementary School
  • Grand Blanc Community Schools
  • Pierce Elementary School
  • Powers Catholic High School
  • Southwestern Classical Academy
  • Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village
  • Whaley Children’s Center

Click here to see photos and videos from last year's projects! 

Youth Genesee Serves is powered by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and is a partnership with Youth Service America.