State Youth Council Offering Youth Innovation Grants

March 7, 2019 - The Colorado State Youth Council (SYC) is offering grants to young adults and local organizations for projects that support innovative, youth-focused projects. Applications are due on April 1.

The SYC believes that in order to best serve the youth population, we need to continue to develop a strong youth voice within workforce development programs throughout the state and ensure we are providing young leaders with the tools and platforms necessary to be changemakers in their communities.

In addition, the SYC recognizes that supporting young adults to self-sufficiency requires strong partnerships with the business community, including work-based learning opportunities and career pathway development. Funding to increase youth voice and opportunities will lay the groundwork for improving access to comprehensive services that engage or re-engage young adults, leading to self-sufficiency.

The innovation grants are available to young adults ages 16-24 and local organizations for projects that involve (1) increasing youth voice in workforce development programs and initiatives, (2) building awareness of the need of workforce and education programming for vulnerable or underserved young adults, and (3) business engagement, career pathways, and/or work-based learning opportunities for all youth.

Innovation grants for young adults:
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Innovation grants for organizations:
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For more information, contact jenny.smith@denverchamber.org. Follow the State Youth Council on Twitter @cwdcsyc for updates about the SYC, partner organizations, young leaders, and other opportunities for youth engagement.