Entering its 17th year, YCI has engaged nearly 200 teens from diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds since 1999 and awarded approximately $310,000 to 75 nonprofit organizations throughout Worcester County. The only non-school, youth grant making committee in our area, YCI empowers teens to make important funding decisions in the community and develop grant making and leadership skills. Last year, YCI granted more than $23,000 in funds for local organizations.

“We're looking forward to building a strong and energetic class of 2016 that is representative of Worcester County teens,” said Sarah Shugrue, Program Officer. “These teens are passionate about making a difference in their communities and interested in learning more about how grant making and philanthropy are effective vehicles for change.”

Students should apply if they are eager to make a difference in their community, motivated and reliable, interested in teamwork and available Wednesdays 4-7PM 9/14 - 12/14. Contact Sarah Shugrue, (508) 755-0980 or sshugrue@greaterworcester.org.