The Northern New York Community Foundation is excited to partner with Stage Notes to launch the first “Community Spirit Youth Giving Challenge!”
Students currently attending 7th or 8th grade in Jefferson and Lewis counties are eligible to compete for a total of $10,000 in grant awards that the students, themselves, will recommend. Funding for the program is being provided by the Community Foundation and Stage Notes.
The initiative strives to help youth explore their concept of “community” and provide funding to local charitable organizations that exemplify and support what they feel makes their community a great place to live. Students must answer questions in writing, using an official entry form. The deadline to submit an entry is November 3, 2017.
Entries will be reviewed by a committee and there will be multiple winners at various grant levels based on the number of entries received. Eligible recipient organizations must be 501(c)(3) organizations located within Jefferson, Lewis or St. Lawrence county.
Winners will be announced before Thanksgiving. Winning students will present their grants and make visits to their chosen organizations by Christmas.