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IMPACT Youth Council

Ashland County Community Foundation’s IMPACT Youth Council offers high school students the opportunity to serve as grantmakers.

IMPACT is an acronym for Imagine Making Philanthropy an Ashland County Tradition.

Members of the IMPACT Youth Council learn about the needs of youth in Ashland County and then review grant applications from organizations that provide services to meet those needs. The students then decide how grant dollars should be awarded from ACCF’s Youth Empowerment Fund.

Nonprofits, click here to learn more and apply for an IMPACT Youth Grant.

Donors who wish to support the IMPACT Youth Council financially can make a donation to the “CUTTY Fund for Youth Empowerment.”

Eligibility and Application

Sophomores, juniors and seniors from Ashland, Hillsdale, Loudonville and Mapleton high schools as well as the Ashland-West Holmes Career Center or home schools may apply.

The IMPACT Youth Council requires a time commitment involving attendance at scheduled meetings during the school year, periodic field trips to nonprofit agencies within Ashland County, and additional projects to be determined by members of the IMPACT Youth Council.

Students who are chosen for the IMPACT Youth Council are required to attend an informational meeting with a parent or guardian prior to participating in the program.

Meet the Council

2019-2020 Student Roster

Ashland High School

Emily Ludwig, Senior

Alaina Reed, Senior

Elyse Reed, Senior

Jacob Stump, Junior

Hillsdale High School

Mason Myers, Senior

Brody Schoen, Junior

Sarah Yeater, Senior

Mapleton High School

Breannah Young, Senior