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SCI Youth Council Mini-Grants Making a Difference in Local Communities

Three of SCI's youth councils are currently in the process of distributing mini-grants for youth-led community service learning projects in local Massachusettes communities! This successful mini-grant program is funded this year by the OneWorld Boston, a Cummings Foundation affiliate. 

SCI provides mini-grants of up to $750 to each youth council and they decide which community projects will be funded based on those who send in applications.

The youth councils are advised by SCI Youth Leadership Coordinators and they instill a community service learning based curriculum with their teen members. The mini-grant program is a great way for the teens on the youth council to learn about the grant-making process and how to affect real change in their communities.

It is also a great opportunity to engage other youth in the community and show them the impact they can make in their community as well as teach them valuable skills such as how to apply for a grant. Read more

Lynn Youth Council Coverage in The Daily Item

"Girls Inc. group vows to be Part of the Solution," by Chris Stevens, The Daily Item (January 26, 2013)

Recently, the SCI Lynn Youth Council, hosted by Girls Inc. of Lynn, was featured in The Daily Item. The article covered how the group of teens, advised by SCI AmeriCorps Youth Leadership Coordinator Ingrid Olson, is implementing mini-grants to give out to youth-driven community projects to better the city. The Youth Council, also known as "Part of the Solution," will then select which applicants are awarded mini-grants of $100 to $250. Check out the full details of this story here.

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