The Big Event- where 8,000 Virginia Tech students went out to the surrounding community and completed service projects for community members. Money from Youth2 was used for rakes, tools, shovels and t-shirts for volunteers.
March 2015 – Hokies for Hanbury
Hokies for Hanbury – The was a grant where the Alternative Service Breaks Program volunteers of the YMCA at Virginia Tech worked at the Hanbury Home Orphanage in Mandeville, Jamaica. They improved facilities, built cribs, as well as served as friends and mentors to the children living at the orphanage. Upon coming back from their trip they put together this … 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
Jan 2011-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
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-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
April 2007-Lake Avenue School: Playground Fund-Fun Place to Play!
Awarded to: Sam, Johanna and Mia G. This grant was awarded to support the efforts of the youth in building the school and community play area.
April 2005-Youth Theater Ministry: Helping a young person with a rare form of cancer
Awarded to: Meghan S. & Emmanuel United Church The Youth Theater Group gave proceeds of their production to help Linda Wells receive a rare cancer treatment not covered by her medical insurance.
April 2005-Youth Theatre Ministry: Bring Back Brittany
Awarded to: Meghan S. & Emmanuel United Church The Youth Theater group gave proceeds of their production to help Brittney who suffered from severe brain trauma.
May 2004-Youth Theater Ministry: Wireless Microphones
Awarded to: Erin S. & Emmanuel United Church Supporting a Youth Theater Group that holds yearly benefits for community youth with medical problems. This grant provided for the purchase of wireless headset microphones to support the theater productions. Proceeds of the production helped a young boy get a liver transplant.
Jan 2004-The Foundation for Global Harmony For the Heart Expo
Sending Cambodian, Japanese, and American students to an international conference on peace