Mecosta County Youth Advisory Council

The Youth Advisory Council of the

Mecosta County Community Foundation

MCYAC is the Youth Advisory Council of the Mecosta County Community Foundation. These young people are representatives of four schools in Mecosta County: Big Rapids, Chippewa Hills, Morley Stanwood and Crossroads Charter Academy. They began as a part of the Youth Initiative Program of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, which sought to involve young people in philanthropy, volunteerism and community problem-solving. Tom Tacia and Renee Kent serve as the advisors for MCYAC.


Community Service

The students are hoping to adopt a Christmas Family this year. They have washed windows, returned pop cans, planted trees, stuffed envelopes, done valet parking and a coat check service, and collected spare change in the past for donations. Last Christmas the group collected much needed items for WISE, our local women’s shelter.

Mecosta County Youth Advisory Committee

MCYAC Hope Scholarship

Application form available for download.

Please mail forms to PO Box 1012C, Big Rapids, MI 49307 or email them to