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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Awarded to: Mayra F. and Samantha M. Mayra and Samantha conducted drum-making workshops for youth and their mentors and big brothers and sisters, building self-esteem by providing a creative outlet.
Awarded to: Kacie K. & Jeannette Z. A play about the consequences of homophobia and intolerance on the individual and society. Free tickets were provided for families and youth.
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
Awarded to: Dan L. A musical about what makes youth want to run away from home. Free tickets were provided to parents and youth-at-risk.
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.
Awarded to: Hallie G. Providing at-risk youth an opportunity for a creative summer theater workshop program.