MCYAC is the Youth Advisory Council of the Mecosta County Area Community Foundation. These young people are representatives of four schools in Mecosta County: Big Rapids, Chippewa Hills, Morley Stanwood and Crossroads Charter Academy. They are part of the Youth Initiative Program of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, which seeks to involve young people in philanthropy, volunteerism and community problem solving.

2013-14 MCYAC all schools

Morley Stanwood MCYAC Representatives

Morley Stanwood MCYAC Representatives

Crossroads Charter Academy MCYAC Representatives

Crossroads Charter Academy MCYAC Representatives

 

Chippewa Hills MCYAC Representatives

Chippewa Hills MCYAC Representatives

Big Rapids MCYAC Representatives

Big Rapids MCYAC Representatives

MCYAC members do an area youth needs-analysis, prioritize problem areas, develop fund raising plans and formulate grant making criteria. The members make grants to youth-oriented projects that reflect the results of their needs-analysis study. The Kellogg Foundation matches fifty cents on the dollar for every unrestricted or “field of interest” donation to a participating community foundation. This money is placed in a special youth field of interest fund, with MCYAC as the advisory committee for grant making. This win-win program gives young people experience in philanthropic work, preparing them to be responsible problem-solving community members, while helping the community foundation grow.

2013-2014 Leadership Team

2013-14 MCYAC exec board

MCYAC is chaired by Stacy Chaput  with help from board member Debbie Patterson.

Outgoing President, Justin Thorne congratulates the new President, Kedrick Adams.

Outgoing President, Justin Thorne congratulates the new President, Kedrick Adams.

Grant & Scholarship Forms

Mini-Grant Application Budget

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Mini-Grant Application

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Hope Scholarship Application

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