Youth2-Youth Helping Youth Community Service Incentive Award 2020

Community Service Incentive Awards will be awarded to two deserving seniors who have shown exemplary community service during their four years of high school from Saratoga Springs High School, The Waldorf School of Saratoga, Saratoga Central Catholic High School, Ballston Spa High School and Schuylerville High School. The award will be $500 to each winner. The Youth2 Advisory Board will review applications and select the two winners. The due date for applications is Monday, March 2, 2020 by 5:00 pm. Click here for application. 


We are a Field of Interest fund formed under the guidance of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region. Youth2 has been created to engage young people to think about issues that they care about and to create volunteer or social action projects for youth and by youth. Youth2 is committed to giving financial and thoughtful organizational support to help interested young people turn their ideas into realities.

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Saratoga Sustainability Fair
April 4, 2020
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Skidmore College

Sustainable Saratoga and Skidmore College invite you to participate in the second annual Saratoga Sustainability Fair to be held on April 4, 2020 at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York.

The mission of the sustainability fair is to support the three interconnected pillars of sustainability— environmental responsibility, social equity, economic development—by connecting people to community resources and organizations that contribute to making our community a more sustainable place to live for current and future generations.

The fair will bring exhibitors, presenters, and the community together to advocate for and improve awareness about sustainability activities and opportunities. The fair will include tours focusing on Skidmore’s sustainability efforts, exhibitor booths, workshop presentations, a keynote speaker, and more.

Youth2 will have a table in the exhibition hall with information on the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. Come and learn all about it and sign a petition to reduce carbon emissions.   


Join Youth2– Youth Helping Youth for an
evening of
social action songs with Scott Cook

Date:  Thursday, April 23, 2020
Time:  7:00 pm- 9 pm EDT, doors open at 6:30 pm.
Location:  Spring Street Gallery, 110 Spring St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Tickets:  $15/person- To buy tickets, please visit Eventbrite at   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scott-cook-songs-of-social-action-tickets-90263052219  

Alberta’s Scott Cook (www.scottcook.net) has been living out of a van or a backpack for a dozen years now, touring almost incessantly across Canada, the US, Europe, Asia, Australia and elsewhere, and distilling his experiences into straight-talking, keenly observant verse. His fourth independent release, One More Time Around, was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award, and its opening track “Pass It Along” won the Folk and Acoustic category in the 2013 UK Songwriting Contest, with UK magazine Maverick Country naming him “one of Canada’s most inspiring and imaginative storytellers”. His sixth studio album Further Down the Line earned a second CFMA nomination (English Songwriter of the Year), and comes packaged in a 132-page book containing a look back, in words and pictures, on a decade of full-time travel. He’s currently touring in support of his seventh collection, Tangle Of Souls, which comes in a hardcover book addressing even deeper questions, both personal and political. Cook is one of the hardest-working DIY troubadours on the road today, averaging over 150 shows and a dozen festivals every year since 2007. All the hard miles notwithstanding, he still believes that songs can change your life, and your life can change the world.

“Scott Cook has distilled his travels down into songs powered by a sharp eye for imagery, a healthy dose of humanity, and that unforgettable voice, that at the same time intones the rigors of the road and the most comfortable couch you have ever slept on.” -David Francey, 3x Juno-winning Canadian songwriter

“As good a modern folkie as we have these days. A voice perfect for the genre. An understanding beyond the norm.” -No Depression

“He sings his heart and soul, and in doing so lets light flood into your own… Truly one of Woody Guthrie’s children.” -RnR Magazine

Website: http://www.scottcook.net
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/scottcooksongs

“Pass It Along”, Folk and Acoustic winner in the 2013 UK Songwriting Contest:

Organizing the Scott Cook Concert is Youth2– Youth Helping Youth.  We are a Field of Interest fund formed under the guidance of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region. Youth2 has been created to engage young people to think about issues that they care about and to create volunteer or social action projects for youth and by youth. Youth2 is committed to giving financial and thoughtful organizational support to help interested young people turn their ideas into realities.


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