Next Gen. Youth Advocates gather with youth councils from around the State

Photo provided/City of Monticello

Photo provided/City of Monticello

Members of the Monticello Next Generation Youth Advocates attended the My Community, My Vision Workshop on Jan. 21 with representatives from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, Patronicity, and youth leadership councils from around Indiana.The students will participate in a four-month program consisting of in-person workshops and self-guided curriculum to assist them in planning and fundraising for a place-based community project. Utilizing elements of IHCDA’s crowd-granting CreatINg Places program, students who successfully strategize, plan, and raise a fundraising goal of between $5,000 and $50,000 towards their community project in the program’s duration will receive a matching grant from IHCDA.The students will work alongside their foundation or local unit of government sponsor to determine a project, craft a budget, develop a fundraising goal and strategy, and raise the needed funds for all materials during a 30-day fundraising campaign. Pictured is Mayor Cathy Gross and Twin Lakes High School Teacher Carol Conrad with members of the Monticello Next Generation Youth Advocates, from left, Sinai Aguilar, Elizabeth Castillo, and Mayah McCarty.

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