Grants & Civics
Each year the youth involved in the Indiana State Fair Youth Leadership Conference (ISFYLC) spend a day serving the Indianapolis community. In past years, ISFYLC delegates have helped teach children at St. Richards School, served meals at Wheeler Mission, cleaned and stocked shelves at Ronald McDonald House, built parks, trimmed roadways, painted houses in need of repair, and painted over grafitti.
You can also serve your local community through civic involvement. Grants are available to help carry out community projects. Check out the web sites below to learn more about youth civic responsibility and citizenship.
Indiana Youth Institute promotes the healthy development of Indiana children and youth by serving the people, institutions and communities that impact their well-being. Funding and training opportunities are available from IYI.
Youth Service America includes information and resources on National Youth Service Day that will help you plan your own project to serve your community.
Global Youth Service Day provides suggestions for how individuals and organizations can take part in service opportunities to address issues at home and beyond.
True Leaders in Service is the National 4-H initiatve to encourage 4-H members and groups to take action to serve their local communities. True Leaders in Service occurs during the month of April, culminating with the National 4-H Day of Service on the last Saturday of April.
GenerationOn is an online resource that provides proograms, tools and resources to engage youth in service and volunteering.