Youth Advisory Committee (YAK) Corner

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The Youth Advisory Council is a local fund established through a challenge grant many years ago with the Kellogg Foundation. The Council is composed of middle and high school students who learn the basics of philanthropy through making decisions on grant applications for the Youth Endowment Fund. In 2016, YAC was able to give additional support for the City of Mackinac Island’s recreation department’s youth programming, Mackinac Island Public School’s 1 Elementary, 2 Books program and the Mackinac State Historic Park’s Ice Hockey and Figure Skating rink to name a few. Mackinac Island Community Foundation’s Youth Advisory Council has awarded over $126,000 in grants since 1996. All grants are focused on providing benefits to the youth of our community.

YAC members at the 2015 Community CelebrationMeet the current Youth Advisory Committee:

Ella Cowell
Nick Davis
Brook Dziobak
Gabriel Hepker
Gabe Kromer
Trevor Pereny
Dominic Morse Albert Mosley
Tyler Pereny
Aaron Riggs
Chris Riggs
Ava Sehoyen
Leon Shoygen
Sarah Simpson
Hannah Styburski
Molly Tokarz

Lisa Dziobak
Allison Sehoyen

Each year our YAC has the opportunity to make grants that impact not only youth, but the community as a whole. They have proven themselves very adept at ensuring all age groups receive a portion of the roughly $11,000 they have each year to grant.

YAC 2016

Youth Advisory Committee - 2016