The Office of Civic & Community Engagement is pleased to announce that we will be awarding 8 $250 mini grants for youth-led projects! Proposals for the youth engagement grant are due by November 7, 2020, and are reviewed by a collaborative team from the Office of Civic & Community Engagement, HandsOn NWNC, and youth from Forsyth County Young Leaders Program using the following criteria :
Youth-led: Is there a youth (ages 16-25) leading the project?
Issue-based: Is the issue to be addressed clearly stated? Does the plan adequately address the issue?
Partnership: Is there a clear partnership between the youth and a community-based organization? How strong is the partnership? In what ways will the grant benefit the ongoing development of the partnership?
Sustainability: Is the funding requested part of a larger, long-term initiative or goal? How will the funding support the strategic goals of the overall project?
Operational Excellence: Is there a clear budget? How will success be measured?
Alignment with Focus Areas/Community Needs: Does the project align with one of the OCCE strategic impact areas? If not, how does the project connect to community needs?Camp Carousel
For rising 1st- 12th graders who are grieving the death of a loved one. Families of campers are encouraged to join us for a Closing Ceremony at 3:00 pm. We believe that grief affects the whole person – body, mind, and spirit. We offer a framework for support, expression, and coping skills through small-group sharing, creative arts therapy, and animal-assisted therapy. We know that fun, meaningful activities - as well as the chance to tell our stories - foster connection and deepen the healing process. Camp Carousel is open to the community.
Salisbury Location: Rowan County Fairgrounds, 1560 Julian Rd., Salisbury, NC 28146
Winston-Salem Location: Winston-Salem (Trellis Supportive Care campus): TBD
Registration & Information:
Register online at www.TrellisSupport.org
Registration due by TBD. For registration assistance, call (336) 331-1300.
There is no charge for participation, though donations are welcomed and appreciated.Heroes Helping HeroesHeroes Helping Heroes, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing free mentorship programs and summer camps to children who are at-risk, adopted, or in foster care. In addition, Heroes Helping Heroes provides educational programs and workshops to the parents and guardians of these children with the goal of breaking generational patterns of abuse, neglect, and dependency. We are actively recruiting volunteer youth staff to serve as counselors and mentors for our 2019 summer day camps for at-risk, foster, and adopted children in grades K-8th.Interested in attending camp? Dates TBDInterested in Volunteering Full Time? Dates TBDInterested in Volunteering Part Time? Dates TBD
Shelton Challenge Leadership Camps
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