Heartland Community Foundation Youth Action Council

WHO WE ARE

The Heartland Community Foundation Youth Action Council is a leadership and enrichment program for high school students, grades 10-12, in Ellis, Rooks, and Trego counties. The program brings teens together from area high schools to learn about community needs, while empowering them to be change makers. YAC members should want to make a positive impact in their communities and be eager to share ideas to help address the needs of their peers. Council members will have the opportunity to learn about generosity in a practical way – by being generous.

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WHAT WE DO

The mission of the YAC is to empower youth to be involved in community decision making, to encourage active community participation, to cultivate a spirit of philanthropy, and to instill in members a deeper sense of community pride. YAC members will learn about the grantmaking process by awarding grant dollars in their communities and by developing a community project.

WHEN WE MEET

YAC meetings will be held during the school day once per month, for about an hour. They will rotate locations among individual high schools within each county. A zoom option will be available for students who are unable to attend in person. Twice a year, in August and January, the full council from throughout the Heartland area will come together to meet in a larger group in Hays. The group will also be tasked with developing and volunteering for a service project.

HOW TO APPLY

Click the link below to apply by April 20, 2022. Questions? Call 785-621-4090 or email heartland@gscf.org

Apply for the 2022-23 Youth Action Council