Midland County Youth Action Council (MCYAC)

The Midland County Youth Action Council (MCYAC) is a group of energetic youth from secondary schools all over Midland County. MCYAC was started in October of 1992. Initial funding came from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation in the form of a $1,000,000 grant to establish a youth endowment. YACs give students the opportunity to learn generosity in the only practical way: by being generous. Students learn to be good stewards through making the tough decisions required in good grantmaking. They learn to serve, and through serving, they learn to lead.

YACs are structured just like the community foundations they are associated with. They have governing boards, and operations are carried out by a number of committees. The members develop and continue to modify their own operations.

What Do We Do?

Interested to see how a MCYAC meeting works? Download a mock agenda by clicking here.

What Can You Do?

For more information about MCYAC, contact Sara JacobsCarter at sjacobscarter@midlandfoundation.org or 989.839.9661.

Apply to be a member of the Midland County Youth Action Council by applying here!

Initiatives

Access to Recreation Allowing everyone the opportunity to get out and explore
Cultural Awareness Celebrating diversity and diverse points of view
Exploring Our Future Ensuring Midland remains a strong, vibrant, welcoming community well into the future
Midland County Career and College Access Network (CCAN) Working to provide everyone in Midland County access to postsecondary education
Midland County Youth Action Council (MCYAC) Providing grantmaking and other philanthropic opportunities to area youth
RiverDays The free family event culminates with a spectacular fireworks show
Santa House Each year, Santa comes to Midland on the Tuesday evening after Thanksgiving.
The Big Give A men's Giving Circle impacting nonprofits in Midland County
Violence Prevention Partnership Promoting the safety and well-being of our citizens