Midland Area Youth Action Council

The Midland Area Youth Action Council is a group of energetic youth from secondary schools all over Midland County. The Youth Action Council 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. The Youth Action Council gives 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.

Youth action councils are structured just like the community foundations with which they are associated. 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 Youth Action Council meeting works? Download a mock agenda by clicking here.

What Can You Do?

For more information about the Youth Action Council, contact Sara JacobsCarter at sjacobscarter@midlandfoundation.org or 989.839.9661.

Apply to be a member of the Midland Area Youth Action Council by clicking here!

Existing members looking to come back, click here!

Initiatives

2020 Census Hub Established to ensure our region gets an accurate count in the upcoming 2020 census
Access to Recreation Allowing everyone the opportunity to get out and explore
Cultural Awareness Coalition Our Mission: To promote, encourage, share and sustain cultural awareness throughout Midland.
Exploring Our Future Ensuring Midland remains a strong, vibrant, welcoming community well into the future
Midland Area Youth Action Council Providing grantmaking and other philanthropic opportunities to area youth
Midland Believes Midland Believes is a different kind of scholarship targeting economically disadvantaged and first-generation college-going students i.e. none of the parents/guardians have earned a college degree
Midland County Career and College Access Network (CCAN) Working to provide everyone in Midland County access to postsecondary education
Public Arts Midland Public Arts Midland is a space to help people create connections through public art.
Ready For School The goal of this initiative is for every child in Midland County to receive at least one year of high-quality preschool prior to kindergarten.
River Days The free family event culminates with a spectacular fireworks show
Santa House Each year, Santa comes to Midland on the Tuesday evening after Thanksgiving. He arrives at the Tridge, makes his way up Ashman St. and helps our community light the Courthouse for the Holidays. Then he makes his way over to the Santa House where he brings joy to the community throughout the Christmas season.
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