ALPENA, MI — The Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan is leaving their mark on children in the community.
The non–profit was selected by Alpena–Alcona Area Credit Union to receive funds which will be allocated to worthy causes. Program Officer at the Community Foundation, Kara Bauer Lemonds, says there was one group in particular that stood out to them.
“We are actually going one step further and asking the fundraising to go toward specifically our Youth Advisory Councils. We’re working very hard with our councils. We have 17 across northeastern Michigan, 200 students involved. And we’re working on a lot of fund development right now and this is a wonderful way to kick that off.”
The Community Foundation didn’t just choose the group by chance. The Youth Advisory Council has made noticeable improvements across northeast Michigan to give back to the young philanthropists, and youth as a whole.
“Some of the projects that they have awarded grants to have been Alpena Gymnastics. They’ve done a couple of mats and tumble tracks, They’ve done a Spanish library at Alcona High School. They’ve done child abuse and prevention services in Alcona. There’s the Young Artists exhibit at Art in the Loft. They’ve contributed to funding for that. So it just goes on and on.
If you would like to donate to benefit the Youth Advisory Council Program please reach out to Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union or the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan.