Program Name: Youth As Resources (YAR)
Award Amount: $117,663.33
Project Description: YAR is a youth-led grantmaking, community organizing and leadership development organization. YAR provides grants, training and support their peers need to develop projects that address their critical issues and make community change. YAR is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of 23 youth (ages 14 -24) and two adults.
Youth board members will have the opportunity to be employed at YAR though their peer-led workforce development initiative. Task Force members train and organize youth to bring about community and institutional change.