Youth United 2015-16 grants: for youth, by youth.

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The United Way Youth United Council awarded more than $17,000 in grants for youth-led projects in 2015-16 that contributed to positive social change in Winnipeg and neighbouring communities.

The Youth United Grants program provides a maximum of $1,000 to projects that are organized, planned, and performed by volunteer youth age 24 and under.

Youth United Grants Committee chose projects that build and strengthen skills in the youth involved and are associated with a school or non-profit community agency.

The Project Pulse conference bridged the gap between high school students interested in pursuing health sciences and people currently working in the field. The conference included keynote speakers, panels, workshops, and information booths. Students had a first-hand opportunity to have questions answered by health care professionals and connect with other students interested in health sciences.

The Project Pulse conference bridged the gap between high school students interested in pursuing health sciences and people currently working in the field. The conference included keynote speakers, panels, workshops, and information booths. Students had a first-hand opportunity to have questions answered by health care professionals and connect with other students interested in health sciences.

Grants Committee co-chair Julia Stoyko says they carefully consider all grant applications they receive.

“Our most important criterion is that a project be led by youth, and it is really inspiring for us to get to see the work that youth in Winnipeg are able to accomplish,” said Julia.

Go here to check out summaries of all 18 grants awarded during the 2015-16 Youth United grant program season.

Peaceful Village's Sawa Theatre is a summer program aimed at fostering inclusion, creativity and personal growth among Syrian youth. The program connects newcomer youth with youth who have lived in Winnipeg for several years, helping overcome obstacles and creating lifelong friendships.

Peaceful Village’s Sawa Theatre is a summer program aimed at fostering inclusion, creativity and personal growth among Syrian youth. The program connects newcomer youth with youth who have lived in Winnipeg for several years, helping overcome obstacles and creating lifelong friendships.

The next round of Youth United Grants program applications will start this fall. Stay tuned!

You can also learn more about United Way’s Youth United here.