Cape Youth Force looking for members

Youth-led philanthropic program seeks new members

Cape Youth Force is looking for youth in grades 9 through 12 who live on Cape Cod, Nantucket or Martha?s Vineyard and are willing to commit to attending one meeting per month beginning in January, 2007.

The Cape Youth Force is a youth-led philanthropic program run by a committee of high school students. The initiative seeks to make the community a better place by supporting projects that positively affect youth on the Cape & Islands. The Cape Youth Force sets priorities for grant making, designs and distributes grant guidelines, reviews proposals from schools and community organizations, and makes grant award recommendations. Members also participate in leadership and teambuilding activities and in community service projects. This year, Cape Youth Force and Green Grant Youth Council hope to merge, and work in cooperation with the Environmental Team of the Cape & Islands Youth Congress.

The Cape Youth Force is a program of the Cape Cod Foundation, and is organized in partnership Barnstable County 4H/UMass Extension and YMCA/Cape Cod.  The initiative was made possible with funding from individual contributions and two funds at the Cape Cod Foundation: the Community Fund for Young People and the Priscilla M. Cotter Fund for Youth Activities. Additional funding has been applied for through Massachusetts Service Alliance.

Any interested youth are invited to participate in a meeting at the Cape Cod Foundation, 259 Willow Street, Yarmouthport, on December 29th, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. A light lunch will be served, and former members of Cape Youth Force will be available to answer your questions.  

For more information or to RSVP for the December 29th meeting, please call Lisa McNeill at the Cape Cod Foundation, 508-790-3040, Kerry Bickford at Barnstable County 4H Youth Development at 508-375-6695, or PJ Richardson 508-428-9251 x 200.

Click here to visit the Cape Cod Foundation's website.

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