ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation (AAACF) is looking for high school students interested in local leadership and civics.
Applications are currently being accepted for six open positions on the AAACF Youth Council, which helps distribute more than $85,000 in grants to youth-focused programs, services and projects in Washtenaw County.
Made of 25 members, the youth council meets one to two times a month, reviews and scores grant applications and offers optional volunteer opportunities. Every three years the council implements an assessment to reassess the changing needs of youth within the county.
Members gain leadership skills and experience by acting as a voice for area youth.
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To be eligible, applicants must:
- be entering 9, 10 or 11 grade
- live in Washtenaw County
- attend one or two mandatory monthly meetings
- be able to review and score for 20 to 30 grant applications
- participate in AAACF events
- attend site visits, team building activities, volunteering opportunities
The deadline is August 29.
Applicant interviews will be on September 11 or September 12 at AAACF or over Zoom.
Those with questions should email Maryellen Ferro at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (734) 663-0401 x116.
Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation is in Suite 300 at 301 N. Main Street.