YAC members learn about philanthropy: Photo story

Published 9:37 am Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Michigan Gateway Community Foundation’s Youth Advisory Council participated in its annual training Sunday. The group of students from Brandywine, Buchanan, Cassopolis, Dowagiac, Edwardsburg and Niles high schools, makes up a youth board that allocates grants to various local not-for-profit entities. As part of the training, YAC members participated in team building activities, such as building shapes with a rope blindfolded without speaking. They also learned about grant making, fund development and community engagement. The group meets monthly in Buchanan at the Michigan Gateway Community Foundation office. (Leader photos/AMBROSIA NELDON)