YAR to host three workshops

David Pimley of Freshmen Builders helps children at AYS build birdhouses for use in parks and nursing homes as part of the Birdhouse Community Improvement Project, which received funding from United Way’s Youth as Resources grant program. (Photo submitted)

Youth as Resources, a program of United Way of Central Indiana, will host three workshops for Hamilton County youth interested in applying for Youth as Resources grants. YAR makes small grants to youth who identify community needs and design projects that use their skills, creativity and energy to help others.

Groups may apply for up to $1,000 to cover project expenses, materials, transportation and youth recognition. Youth groups must have an adult advisor and a nonprofit sponsor, which may be a school, church, youth-serving or community agency.

Jan. 25, 2013 is the Hamilton County grant deadline. Youth groups and adult leaders who are interested in developing a community service project and applying for a grant must attend one of the following workshops in Hamilton County. Register online at www.uwci.org/yar.

An online grant application process is being used. Login information and how to apply will be given at the following workshops:

• Nov.6, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at University High School, University High School, Carmel.

• Nov. 20, 7 to 8 p.m. at Fishers Public Library, 5 Municipal Dr., Fishers.

• Nov. 29, 7 to 8 p.m. at Noblesville Public Library, 1 Library Plaza, Noblesville.

For more information, contact Jill Troha, coordinator, at 566-6721 or jill.troha@uwci.org. Information is also available online at www.uwci.org and select “Programs” and then “Youth as Resources.”