Announcement: Applying for a Youth2 Grant

A grant is a gift of money. Youth2 gives out grants up to $500.00 and can also match fund raising efforts up to $500.00. If you would like to apply to Youth2 for a grant, download the Current Grant Application and submit it to the address shown on the form. Be sure to review our list of past, successful grants … Read More

WSBR Saratoga Bridges Radio, Youth Programming

12-year-old Adam Roy wrote this grant to expand the Internet radio station run by special needs people of all ages. Adam does a 3-hour block of personally chosen music, talk segments and interviews. This gives youth with Asperger’s and Autism a place to share the incredible things they do. This radio show is sure to increase awareness and involve many … Read More

Alopecia Areata Foundation walkathon at SPAC

This very successful event organized by 14-year-old Clara Urbahn raised over $7,500.00 for the National Alopecia Areata Foundation. The purpose of the event was to raise awareness of Alopecia Areata, an autoimmune disorder that makes one lose their body hair. The monies raised from the fundraiser went to the National Alopecia Areata research program.

Injury Prevention 5 K Walk/Run- Toronto, Canada

The Advisory Council of YouthSquared made a big effort to raise awareness of Injury Prevention and was able to raise $2,191.61 towards increasing educational efforts o reduce child injuries. YouthSquared was able to put together Injury Prevention packets to give out to all elementary, middle and high school nurses of Saratoga County. Representatives of YouthSquared walked with a team of … Read More

AHOPE Orphanage, Ethiopia

This grant written by Eryn Amodeo assisted 3 students to travel to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for two weeks to take care of the HIV positive children living at AHOPE. The students were involved in multiple fundraising efforts and gathering donations to bring with them sports equipment, hygiene and school supplies. The wide array of fund raising built awareness and community … Read More

Kagoma Gate School

Deirdre Howard wrote this grant with the help of the Teen Board of the Giving Circle to help youth build a foundation of fundraisers over the year to both send youth to northern Uganda to help build the Kagoma Gate School. The fundraisers assisted in the purchase of swing sets for the school grounds.

Community Allies

Angela Soucy with the Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services and the Ballston Area Community Center developed the Community Allies Program. The funds given by YouthSquared will assist the fun and educational outreach program to teach youth how to be an ally and help youth be able to stand up for themselves and others. This program will help lessen bullying, … Read More

Mr. Uganda Pageant

The Uganda Relief Club under Kelley Florence, composed of more than 60 students helps to raise money to help children in the war-torn area of northern Uganda and the surrounding areas to receive an education. Mr. Uganda Pageant, a comedic beauty and talent show for boys will allow the school community to get involved. The funds raised will go to … Read More

Aegis Blue Light System

Liam Casey and the Saratoga Springs High School Inventor’s Club- The Aegis system is designed for college use.  The system is set up as an app on a smart phone and a central server run by the college.  When a student is in trouble they can open the app triggering an alert on the central server allowing security to monitor … Read More

Uganda Relief Club

Awarded to Deirdre Howard The Uganda Relief Club is a club at the Saratoga Springs High School that holds fund raisers to donate to the organization, Invisible Children, Inc. which helps to build schools and positive safe havens for children in the war torn area of Northern Uganda. Deirdre has a passion to help third world countries and to be … Read More

Bike and Build

Awarded to Paul Russell A nine-week cycling trip from Providence, Rhode Island to San Francisco with the non-profit Bike and Build to benefit affordable housing organizations in the United States. There are 32 riders ages 18-25 on the trip. Each rider is responsible for fund raising $4,000.00, $3,000.00 going to build affordable housing with organizations like Habitat for Humanity and … Read More

Cheyenne River Youth Project

Awarded to Cara Kowalski This project involved volunteering with the Cheyenne River Youth Project, a grassroots youth organization that provides programs and services for Lakota people living on the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota. It involves interacting with and mentoring young children in the Main Youth Center, which offers a positive and nurturing environment for kids on the reservation. … Read More

“Reaching Out to Africa”: Tunahaki Orphanage, Tanzania, Africa

Awarded to Rebecca E. This grant will help to raise funds and awareness to help an orphanage in Tanzania, Africa. “Being able to truly make a difference in people’s lives excites me the most. These children don’t have adequate food, water, clothes or other basic necessities and to be able to change that is incredible! This project will help youth … Read More

Emmanuel United Church Youth Musical: “Lifesong”

Awarded to Emma D. We have done a youth musical for the past 11 years. Admission is always free but we have a good will offering the benefits children in serious need. These children often have a serious illness that could potentially be fatal. The musical is a good way to get youth involved with the church while helping children … Read More

Buying Books for the Bookless

Awarded to: Jesse and Emmet G-M. This project was Jesse and Emmet”s effort to raise money to improve the educational opportunities in Sierra Leone. The funds will support a library, books and supplies for a High School in Conakry Dee. Their on-going commitment is to provide books for children who deserve to have the same learning options as children in … Read More

Ashokan Community Quilt Project (sponsored by Beverly Lazar Davis)

This quilt was made by a group of youths to help raise money for a Youth Scholarship Fund for the Ashokan Foundation, an environmental education and conference center nestled in the Catskill Mountains. Since 1967, school groups, organizations, families and individuals have come to Ashokan to reconnect with nature and explore the joys and rewards of community through hands-on outdoor … Read More

Comfort Zone: Money for Hygiene Products

Awarded to: Holly F. Money was raised to provide hygiene products for impoverished people in Amsterdam, New York. Holly will use the money to purchase soap, shampoo, tampons and toilet paper in bulk because Food Stamps does not cover these items. Holly felt strongly that these items should not be considered luxuries. These items will be distributed to families monthly … Read More

Malaria No More

Awarded to: Sabrina H. The funds from Youth2 were combined with Sabrina”s fundraising efforts to buy bed nets to help people prevent getting malaria and to help children and their parents with malaria to get better. Sabrina organized efforts in her school to help this cause and she did a great job promoting this project on the radio and in … Read More