United Way Youth Leadership Cabinet Granted $7,050 to Local Non-Profits

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On Thursday, April 27, The United Way of the Brazos Valley’s Youth Leadership Cabinet presented $7,050 to 14 local nonprofit agencies and programs. The YLC opened the Mini-Grant Application to Brazos Valley nonprofit agencies whose programs focus on one of the three community impact areas of United Way of the Brazos Valley: Education, Financial Stability, and Health. The YLC members conducted a rigorous grant review process. Cabinet members reviewed all grant applications individually and scored each application based on alignment to the United Way’s Bold Goals.

The Cabinet selected 14 agencies to support this year:

  • Books and a Blanket
  • Catholic Charities of Central Texas
  • Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley
  • CSISD Education Foundation
  • Easter Seals East Texas
  • Family Promise of B/CS
  • Health For All
  • Rebuilding Together B/CS
  • Scotty’s House
  • Texas Ramp Project
  • The Bridge Ministries
  • The Prenatal Clinic
  • The Salvation Army
  • Unity Partners

Youth Leadership Cabinet members presented the checks to the grant recipients at the UWBV board meeting located in the United Way of the Brazos Valley office on April 27.

The YLC is comprised of 32 teens from seven area high schools including A&M Consolidated, Allen Academy, Bryan High, Bryan Collegiate, College View, College Station High, and Rudder High. The Cabinet raised funds and awareness for United Way during the Fall campaign through various fundraisers at their schools, throughout their districts and through the community-wide “United We Roll” fundraiser at Double Dave’s PizzaWorks, and United Way Garage Sale. The youth also hosted the annual Youth Leadership Day in October, and the annual Day of Caring in February.