Cultivating Tomorrow’s Leaders: Shiawassee County’s Youth Advisory Committee (YAC)

In the heart of Shiawassee County, a group of exceptional students from various high school districts come together to form the Youth Advisory Committee (YAC). Driven by a shared passion for creating a positive impact, these dedicated young individuals are setting a remarkable example as philanthropists and volunteers. In this blog post, we will delve into the invaluable role played by the YAC, how they promote positive youth development, and their influential role in distributing grants that benefit the county’s youth.

Empowering Youth as Role Models:
At the forefront of the YAC’s mission lies the aspiration to be shining examples of compassion and giving. By actively engaging in philanthropic endeavors and volunteering within their community, these young leaders prove that age is no barrier to making a difference. Their passion for creating positive change inspires their peers, encouraging them to embrace altruism and become active contributors to society.

Fostering Positive Youth Development:
Recognizing the importance of nurturing young minds, the YAC promotes positive youth development. Through various initiatives and programs, they strive to empower their fellow students with essential life skills, leadership qualities, and a sense of responsibility. By encouraging personal growth and self-belief, the YAC aims to shape a generation of confident and compassionate individuals ready to tackle the challenges of the future.

Impactful Grant Recommendations:
One of the most influential aspects of the YAC’s work is its involvement in reviewing grant applications and providing recommendations to the Board of Directors of the Shiawassee Community Foundation. Armed with firsthand knowledge of the needs and aspirations of the county’s youth, the YAC plays a pivotal role in identifying deserving projects and initiatives that will have a meaningful impact on young lives.

By assessing grant applications with meticulous care, the YAC ensures that resources are allocated to projects that align with their vision of fostering positive change and empowering Shiawassee County’s youth. In this manner, they act as a bridge between the younger generation and the community’s stakeholders, promoting a collaborative approach to youth development.

The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) of Shiawassee County exemplifies the immense potential of young minds when given the opportunity to lead and make a difference. Through their philanthropic endeavors, volunteer work, and grant recommendations, they are setting the stage for a brighter and more compassionate future for the county’s youth.

As we celebrate the YAC’s efforts in creating positive role models, promoting positive youth development, and their pivotal role in shaping grant allocations, we also extend a heartfelt invitation to all students in Shiawassee County to join this extraordinary group. Embracing the YAC offers a unique chance to become part of a passionate team that is making a tangible impact on the lives of their peers.

By joining the YAC, students embark on a journey of personal growth and development and contribute to the betterment of their community. They can discover their potential as philanthropists and volunteers while gaining invaluable leadership skills and experiences that will shape their future endeavors.

Together, we can create a nurturing environment where young leaders flourish, and positive change becomes the norm. If you are a student in Shiawassee County with a desire to create a positive impact and empower your fellow youth, we encourage you to consider joining the Youth Advisory Committee. Let’s unite our efforts and build a stronger, more compassionate community for all.

For more information about YAC please contact:

Bill Lentz, YAC Advisor or Amanda Bruner, Program Manager at (989) 725-1093