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IMPACT Youth Council Application

IMPACT Youth Council Application

The Ashland County Community Foundation is offering Ashland County youth the opportunity to become involved in making a difference through a program known as the IMPACT Youth Council (“Imagine Making Philanthropy an Ashland County Tradition”). The application to participate in this exciting program is below.

This program is an opportunity for sophomores, juniors and seniors from Ashland, Hillsdale, Loudonville and Mapleton High Schools, the Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center, Ashland County Community Academy and Home Schoolers.

The students chosen to participate on the IMPACT Youth Council will work as a team to gain awareness of the needs of youth in Ashland County and then review grant applications for programs that provide services to meet those needs. The Ashland County Community Foundation will provide the funding for which the team will be given decision-making authority to grant award monies to fund the programs chosen by the IMPACT Youth Council.

The IMPACT Youth Council requires a time commitment involving attendance at scheduled meetings during the school year, periodic field trips to non-profit agencies within Ashland County, and additional projects to be determined by members of the IMPACT Youth Council. Students may also have the opportunity to attend other youth philanthropy events as available.

Students who are chosen for the IMPACT Youth Council will be required to attend an informational meeting with a parent or guardian prior to participating in the program. The date for that meeting will be communicated after Council members are selected for the upcoming year.


If you have any questions regarding the program or the application, please e-mail Mindy Howman at

  • Please be specific on what strengths or special skills you would contribute.
  • (These hours can be used to satisfy hours needed for community service requirements.)