Wayne County Community Youth Foundation

Wayne County Community Youth Foundation

The Wayne County Community Youth Foundation (YF) was established in Fall 2012 to provide educational and practical experiences on how community foundations operate for the purpose of getting students engaged in local "structured" philanthropy.

Thanks to the vision and leadership of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley C. Gault, the Donald and Alice Noble Foundation, the Sam Shapiro family, and the Wayne County Community Foundation Board of Trustees, a Youth Foundation fund was created so students can evaluate community needs and make grant recommendations for local non-profit organizations that support Wayne County, Ohio youth.

WCCF Youth Foundation Sled HockeyYouth Foundation students find out how challenging a game of sled hockey is at the Alice Noble Ice Arena, in Wooster,  through the Adaptive Sports Program of Ohio.

 

 

 


During the school year, students meet monthly on a Sunday, from 2:00-5:00 p.m. (only the first meeting in August will be from 2:00-6:00 p.m.), at a non-profit organization to get a better understanding of why the organization exists and how it serves the community.

For the 2017-2018 school year, there are 43 students representing 11 local high schools. Ferenc M. Relle, Jr. is the Youth Foundation Advisor.

The Youth Foundation will meet on the following Sundays for 2017-2018:

August 20, 2017                             January 7, 2018
September 17, 2017                        February 4, 2018 (rescheduled to February 25, 2018)
October 15, 2017                            March 11, 2018 
November 12, 2017                        April 8, 2018
December 10, 2017                        May 6, 2018

Last year, some of the local non-profit organizations where the YF met included ABLE, Adaptive Sports Program of Ohio, Alice Noble Ice Arena, CAMO, Christian Children’s Home of Ohio, Every Woman’s House/STEPS, Orrville Area Boys and Girls Club, Orrville & Wooster YMCA, People-to-People Ministries, Poplar Ridge Adventures, Red Cross, Salvation Army, The Village Network, Viola Startzman Clinic, Wayne Center for the Arts, and United Way.

Anyone can donate to the Wayne County Community Youth Foundation Fund through the Wayne County Community Foundation. For more information about the Youth Foundation call 330-262-3877.

If interested in the grant guidelines and application process, see Wayne County Community Youth Foundation Grants.

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