The Guilford Foundation’s 12-student Youth Advisory Group (YAG) was founded ten years ago through a collaboration between Tim Geelen (TGF Board Chair at the time) and Al Jacobs (GHS Interact Advisor) to encourage youth philanthropy. The concept was a resounding success, as this dedicated group of teenagers are responsible for over $120,000 in community contributions since its inception.
Throughout the year, YAG raises funds and reviews grants for funding consideration, including grants from the Guilford Institute fund targeting GHS-specific projects that fall outside the school budget. Some of the many organizations YAG supports include a back-to-school backpack and supply drive, Guilford Before & After Care programs, summer programs at the library, and the Women & Family Life Center, among others.
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