Youth Advisory Council Awards $10,000

The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) made its annual grant awards on Sunday, May 20, 2018. The group, which is composed of middle school and high school students from all over Shiawassee County, reviewed applications from local schools and non-profit organizations and chose 13 youth-related projects to fund. A total of $10,000 was awarded, and individual grants ranged from $275 to $2,000.

The 2017-18 funded projects include:

  • Teen Summer Day Camp (The Arc Shiawassee): $750
  • Shiawassee Ambassadors (Byron Middle School): $350
  • 2019 Robotics Season (Byron Robotics FRC 5641): $350
  • Walk for Warmth (Capital Area Community Services): $1,000
  • Owosso Community Closet (Catholic Charities): $1,725
  • Wrap a Child in Warmth (Shiawassee Goodfellows): $750
  • GOTR 5k and Curriculum (Girls on the Run): $750
  • Operation Connection (Laingsburg Clothesline): $500
  • Safeguarding Children in Shiawassee County (Action for Child Care): $2,000
  • Book Partners (Looking Glass Community Outreach): $500
  • Summer Youth Theatre (Owosso Community Players): $700
  • Rambots 2018 Season (Perry High School Rambots #6548): $350
  • Pie Day (Shiawassee County 4-H Council): $275

If you know of a student between the ages of 11 and 21 who would like to join the Youth Advisory Council, you can download the application form below. Applications are being accepted now through October. For more information, contact YAC Advisor Jessica Hickey at (989) 413-5228 or

2017-18 YAC Member Application