If you’ve read our last blog post or our team page, you may recognize me. If not – Hey, hi, hello! My name is Abbey and I’m the Program Assistant and Facilitator here at BYTE. Aside from having a blast with the BYTE team, facilitating workshops, organizing youth events and being an Instagram queen, the other (equally fun) part of my job is working with TakingITGlobal, promoting the Canada Service Corps #RisingYouth community service grants.
If you’re unfamiliar with the grants, here’s a quick overview. The #RisingYouth grants are intended for youth-led community service initiatives. There are three tiers of the grant that are available: $250, $750, and $1500, all which are meant for respective project sizes. Service initiatives must be led and created by youth (ages 15-30) and not on behalf of, or for an organization, other than a volunteer-led youth organization or club.
Yukon youth have completed some fantastic projects over the past year through the #RisingYouth grant funding. To give you an idea of some of the amazing success stories, I’m going to shine a spotlight on three of my favourites that have been completed by Yukon and Northern youth, with support from the #RisingYouth grants.
So often we hear youth say there isn’t enough to do in their community, but they don’t have the funds to do anything. So if money weren’t an issue, what could be possible? This is where the grants come in. Almost anything is possible – plan a drumming and songwriting workshop, or a hunting trip for youth in your community, or even a self-care day. The possibilities are endless!
If you’re interested in learning more about the grants, hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. *Mic drop*