What is a YAC?
The Huron County Community Foundation's Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is a group of students from our local high schools who are responsible for reviewing funding requests and recommending grants for programs that benefit area youth. YAC members meet once a month during the school year for grantmaking and learning about community needs and philanthropy. The YAC is enriched by the unique perspective and experiences that each member brings to the Committee’s work.
The YAC program was established in 1997 through a challenge grant from the Michigan Community Foundation Youth Project (MCFYP) funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The YAC made its first grant in 1999, giving $1,000 to Bluewater Youth for Christ's LOFT Program. Since then, the YAC has granted over $72,500 and over 115 high school students have served on the YAC. The mission of the YAC is to empower young people, involve them in the community and teach them about philanthropy while serving as stewards through granting.
2015-2016 Youth Advisory Committee
Daniel Rutkowski, President 2015-16
New member recruitment takes place every spring. 9th and 10th grade students are eligible to apply. Check with your YAC students at school for the recruitment process.