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. Stacy Chaput serves as the advisor for MCYAC with assistance from Tom Tacia and Renee Kent.
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.