February 2017-Voices for Unity

Join Amnesty International in advocating for a more inclusive community at the Saratoga Springs High School auditorium on Thursday February 16, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. The panel will feature speakers on LGBTQ rights, Refugee rights and Immigrant rights.

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.

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 great … Read More

April-May 2013-Youth Helping Youth Meets Injury Prevention Challenge

Youth2– Youth Helping Youth collected $2,191.61 for Injury Prevention and participated in a 5K Walkathon held in Toronto on May 5, 2013. Youth2 walked with a team of doctors, nurses, researchers and community advocates of the Hospital for Sick Children. YouthSquared brought home educational information on injury prevention to distribute to elementary, middle and high schools of Saratoga County. Did … 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.

Nov 2011-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.

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

Nov 2011-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

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

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

Feb 2005-Saratoga Springs Youth Orchestra (SSYO)

Awarded to: Lara B. The Saratoga Springs Youth Orchestra gave community performances to build a Tuition Assistance Program for promising musicians. Saratoga Springs Youth Orchestra“Thank you again for granting SSYO with funds from your program. I was excited to get the grant and SSYO will put it to use soon. “I am hoping that the impact of my grant award … Read More