In order to encourage and enable kids and teens to complete service projects that help their community, the Southampton Town Youth Bureau is offering grants of up to $250.
Local youth organizations, such are Scouts, Civil Air Patrol, junior firefighters, school clubs and faith-based groups, must submit their proposals by March 14 to be considered. Applications should details how the projects will serve the local community and its residents.
“Volunteer service creates an opportunity for young people to interact with and support members of our community they might not otherwise have the chance to work with—seniors and veterans, for example—and to experience a joint sense of purpose and contribution,” Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst said.
Grants will be awarded by April 1. Projects must be completed by August 31.
“I’ve seen volunteer work unify young people in a positive way and inspire them to continue working to serve the public.” Throne-Holst said. “This is the third year we have offered the program and it’s been really exciting to see the kinds of project students come forward with.”
In total, the program will award $2,250 in 2014.
Download an application from southamptontownny.gov/youthbureau or call 631-702-2417.