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 2018-2019 school year, there are 49 students representing 8 local high schools. Ferenc M. Relle, Jr. is the Youth Foundation Advisor.

The Youth Foundation will meet on the following Sundays for 2018-2019:

August 19, 2018                               January 6, 2019
September 16, 2018                         February 3, 2019
October 14, 2018                             March 10, 2019 
November 11, 2018                         April 7, 2019
December 9, 2018                           May 5, 2019

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, OneEighty, 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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Boys & Girls Clubs address young peoples' needs for caring supervision and support for their progress in school. The Boys & Girls Club of Wooster and the Orrville Area Boys & Girls Club both have established funds at the Wayne County Community Foundation.

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