The Bartholomew County Council for Youth Development is getting a big boost from the Mark & Wendy Elwood Foundation. The organizations yesterday announced a $100,000 grant to support children, teens and young adults in the community.
The grant will be over a three-year period and will help the council expand its youth empowerment efforts. Those efforts include finding more opportunities for adolescents and teens to get engaged with their community outside of school. Wendy Elwood said that the Council for Youth Development uses a positive approach to help teens make healthy choices and live their best life.
Heather Carson with the Council said that the grant money will advance the work of empowering young people to discover their purpose, connect to the community and reach their full potential.