ALPENA— Arts, education, human services and literacy programs are just some of the areas touched by the most recent round of grants from the Northeast Michigan Youth Advisory Council (NEMYAC). The Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan (CFNEM) Board of Trustees recently approved $26,480 in a new round of youth-related NEMYAC grants covering a four-county area that includes Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency and Presque Isle Counties.
New NEMYAC Grants are:
- Alcona Community Schools received $2,500 to support the Alcona Middle/High School Outdoor Classroom and Learning Space Development project;
- Alpena County George N Fletcher Public Library received $1,000 to support the 2021 Teen and Twin Book Club Series;
- Alpena Huron Shore Babe Ruth received $2,175 to support the Complex Dugout Roofs project;
- Alpena Public Schools received $400 to support the Alpena High School Science Olympiad Team;
- Alpena Public Schools received $750 to support the Wiggle Worming Through A Sensory Trail program;
- Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan received $1,750 to support the Help Keep History Alive: Preserving Alpena County's Timeless Treasures program;
- Boys and Girls Club of Alpena received $1,000 to support the YVC;
- Hospice of Michigan received $2,500 to support the Caregiver Support Fund;
- Park Family Foundation received $1,000 to support the Free Instructed Tennis (FIT) Day Camp;
- Toys for Tots received $2,500 to support the Christmas Presents project;
- United Way of Northern Michigan received $1,125 to support the Born Learning Trail program;
- Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative received $2,500 to support the NEMIGLSI: Youth Empowered to Change the World project;
- The Purple Martin received $1,755 to support the "A Pillow of Their Own" project;
- Onaway Area Community Schools received $1,025 to support the Salt Water Ecosystem project;
- Roger City Area Schools received $2,000 to support the Huron Yogis program;
- Rogers City Area Schools received $2,500 to support the RCHS Industrial Technology Program Renovation project.
The next opportunity for grants is through the CFNEM Community Impact Grant and the next cycle of the NEMYAC Grant. Applications for both grant opportunities are due on January 15, 2021, and can be found at cfnem.org.
The Northeast Michigan Youth Advisory Council (NEMYAC) is made up of youth from across the CFNEM service area. These young people learn the importance of philanthropy and community service through the grantmaking process, gaining important leadership skills along the way. NEMYAC Grants are made possible through the Kellogg Youth Fund at the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan, and the McLean Fund for Rogers City.