June 2015- Saratoga Children’s Theatre – New Kid Production

The Saratoga Children’s Theatre presented the grant proposal of  ‘The New Kid’ Production to the Advisory Board.  Youth2 was so excited about ‘The New Kid’ production, an anti-bullying program to be offered to schools in Saratoga County that $1000 was happily granted.

July 2014-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

May 2013-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.

Dec 2012-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

Nov 2011-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

March 2010-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

March 2009-“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

Sept 2008-Buying Books for the Bookless

Awarded to: Jesse and Emmet G-M. Buying BooksThis 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 … Read More

June 2008-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

March 2008-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

Jan 2005- Lake Avenue School: Save the Children Tsunami Relief Fund

Awarded to: Sara W-G, Danielle E., Grace G. These three young third-graders led their elementary school community in a campaign to help children touched by the Tsunami. Tsunami Relief“We are a group of three, third grade girls conducting a fundraising project. We all dreamed of doing something to help children who needed help. One of us was interested in the … Read More