We are excited to announce the grant recipients from the 2022 Youth Advisory Council Grant Cycle. There was a total of $15,228.42 in funding to support youth program investments for our community. The funding was made possible by Youth Advisory Council. Learn more about the recipients below!
Branch District Library - Teen Book Club Display
The funds will support a display to provide patrons with a visual to their book club book options. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, BDL wants, more than ever, to be able to assist our local schools and begin to bring people back together. This book display can show teachers the many sets of popular YA book sets that they can use in their classrooms; or, this can be a visual to show patrons the books that can be used for their start-up book clubs–our librarians would also be happy to assist and lead book clubs.
Bronson Community Schools - Therapy Dog
The funds will be used to fully fund the therapy dog program for both the 2022-23 and 2023-24 school years. It is the hope that following two years of data collection, in addition to continued grant applications, both the school district and community see the value in the program and begin to support the program financially through donations. The bulk of the program’s start-up expenses (purchase of therapy K9, training, certification and initial vetting) have already been donated.
Children's Museum of Branch County - Construction Crane
The construction crane will be a freestanding exhibit in the museum with construction blockades. They see the exhibit being a lot of fun while engaging potential future construction workers, architects, and engineers.
Coach Eby Youth & family Center - Friday Night Alive Monthly Planning
The grant funds will be used to purchase items that will support their programming, such as a safety whistle, fitness items, clothing and other materials necessary to the success of the program. Funds will also be used to cover additional administrative expenses and special events.
ProMedica Coldwater Regional Hospital Telemedicine - Birthday Bags
Funds will be used to purchase supplies and fill the birthday bags. These boxes will be filled with cake mix and frosting, disposable cake pan, can of soda (to replace eggs and oil), candles, disposable table settings, gift card for pizza and decorations. These boxes will then be distributed to students who fall into the McKenny Vento, foster, homeless or otherwise “less fortunate” as designated by school counselors and the Clinic staff.