The Girl Scouts were awarded $500 to purchase mulch for under the playground equipment at Tzouanakis Intermediate School, where they hold their meetings. The Boy Scouts received a $500 grant to plant trees at Big Walnut Sports Park. These groups of young people are leading projects that make our community safer and more beautiful.
These two grants were made possible through the community foundation's Youth Philanthropy Committee. The Youth Philanthropy Committee reviews grant applications from local youth wanting to make a difference in their community through service projects, but also conduct service themselves when they see a pressing need.
High school-aged youth interested in applying to be a member of the committee may do so April 1.
For questions about the Youth Philanthropy program or its grants, contact Eric Wolfe, community development director, at 765-653-4978.