Youth Share Experience Learning About Philanthropy
"SAYAC is a great group to be involved in. The grants we provide for people in the community are very helpful and help people stay involved in the community. It's nice to go to events such as the Black Light Games [at Wolverine High School] that our grant money provided supplies for. It's nice to see kids being involved and happy."
- Brandi, Wolverine Community Schools
"SAYAC helps me learn how to make decisions wisely. It helps me appreciate what I have after hearing what some of the grant applicants ask for. SAYAC makes me a more well-rounded person."
- Lizzy, Mackinaw City High School
"Charitable giving helps many people who want to make a difference but cannot always afford it. Some of the programs to which we donate are for fun projects, and others are for more serious things, but they all made a difference."
- Lauren, Mackinaw City High School
"I enjoy helping out other youth through projects, like the Black Light Games in Wolverine. I personally experienced it, and if I'd had that as a kid, I think it would have made me feel more welcomed and able to make more friends."
- Nate, Cheboygan High School
"Being on YAC is a great experience. I've learned a lot about money management, and supporting what's important. The money we give organizations helps tremendously. The Community Foundation is great, and I'm glad I'm involved."
- Bobbee, Wolverine Community Schools
"Charitable giving is important to me because I love giving to people who want to make their community a better place. It means a lot that people like to help others."
- Jasmine, Mackinaw City High School
"I like being on YAC because giving is important to me. It makes me feel like I am making a difference. Helping youth who aren't as fortunate as me or others makes me realize how lucky I am."
- Gabbie, Wolverine Community Schools.