United Way marks International Youth Day with call for 2013/14 Youth in Action Grant applications

MISSISSAUGA (August 12, 2013) — In celebration of United Nation’s International Youth Day, United Way of Peel Region and its Young Leaders Council have put out a call for applications for the 2013/14 Youth in Action Grants.

From August 12th to October 11th, 2013, Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga youth ages 14-24 have the opportunity to submit applications for youth-led projects that align closely with one of the three areas in United Way’s investment strategy:  to move people from poverty to possibility; to help kids be all they can be; and to build strong communities. Each admissible project can be awarded a one-time grant of up to $2,000.

There are two information sessions that interested applicants are encouraged to attend:

Session #1:
September 10, 2013 from 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Community Door Mississauga (Boardroom)
50 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Suite 300, Mississauga ON

Session #2
September 12, 2013 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Community Door Brampton (Boardroom)
7700 Hurontario Street, Unit 601, Brampton ON

To RSVP for an information session or to receive access to the online application, contact Philip Manzano at pmanzano@unitedwaypeel.org or (905) 602 – 3623.

The Youth in Action Grants Committee has distributed over $80,000 to 47 projects since 2009. Visit the following link to see the innovative youth projects that received grants in 2012/13 – http://www.unitedwaypeel.org/annualreport/all-that-kids-can-be/youth-in-action-grants

For more information, contact:

Philip Manzano, Coordinator, Communications and Engagement
United Way of Peel Region
Desk: 905-602-3623
Cell: 416-721-5273