2004-02-27 / Community

Smith Seeks Rockaway Youth Leaders

Smith Seeks Rockaway Youth Leaders

State Senator Malcolm A. Smith is encouraging today’s community conscious young adults to apply for project grants worth up to $1500 to support their important contributions as youth leaders.

"The project grants are given to young leaders who are anxious to further their education and who want to support service activities through an organization of their choice," said Senator Smith. "The process of applying for and receiving grants is a powerful teaching tool to model principles of quality service."

The applicants for the grants, aged 5-25, are required to describe their outreach plan to engage members of the media and elected officials in their projects.

Youth Service America is a local, national, and global organization created to represent the thousands of organizations and independent volunteers committed to strengthening the quality and quantity of youth service. YSA will be sponsoring the 16th Annual National Youth Service Day—April 16 –18, 2004, the largest service event in the world that mobilizes youth to identify and address the needs of their communities through service.

For individuals and organizations interested in further information about NYSD and application guidelines, log on to www.YSA.org. Ap pli cations for project grants will be accepted up to February 28, 2004.

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