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

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

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.

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-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

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

June 2008-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

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

March 2008-Saratoga Economic Opportunity Council & Healthy Transportation Network Bike Safety and Transportation Initiative

Awarded to: Ashley S. The aim of this project is to provide bikes for low-income young members of the greater Saratoga Community. We seek to promote self-sufficiency for low-income individuals and to promote a non-motorized form of transport better for human health and the environment. The money from Youth2 will go towards restoring the bikes to make them safe for … Read More

April 2006-Saratoga Care: Basketball Tournament

Awarded to: Jose V., John L. Grant to support a Basketball Tournament that brought the community together to earn funds to assist the Children”s Sector of the Saratoga Hospital Emergency Room

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

May 2004-Youth Theater Ministry: Wireless Microphones

Awarded to: Erin S. &amp 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.