Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau

To get a project funded by the YAR Board, please complete the Yar Grant Application and contact  Jennifer White at 362-0694 #16 to set up your presentation.

             Criteria

  • Youth authored and youth-led
  • Involve both youth and adults
  • Impacts the community in an important way
  • Provides maximum service for minimum cost
  • Teaches youth both the long and short term values of service to the community


Bringing the community together, on piece at a time.

What

Youth as resources (YAR) is a service program focused on youth and adults to unite in an environment of mutual trust and respect, to identify and satisfy needs within their community. Simply put: YAR is a philanthropic, youth-led program that does various service projects and fundraisers. All of the money raised is put in a grant pool and is given to other youth-led organizations who have projects that are in need of funding.


How

Youth as Resources is composed of a youth-led Governing Board with adults serving as advisors and facilitators. The YAR Board meets regularly to screen various service projects within the community. Pending approval by the Board, grants are awarded to partially fund these projects. The YAR Board also helps plan, implement, and celebrate the successful completion of their own service projects, as well as fundraisers. 


Who

Grant recipients can include youth organizations, schools, religious organizations, community/neighborhood centers, correctional facilities, crisis centers, scout groups, and more. Many different kinds of projects are eligible for YAR funds and support.


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