St. Charles Youth Commission Challenge Grant Applications Available
The City of St. Charles Youth Commission is once again accepting applications for its annual “Challenge Grant” Program. Grants will be awarded to youth-designed and youth-driven projects directed toward the promotion of healthy lifestyles among young people in the community.
The Youth Commission is optimistic that among all of the slogans, posters, and activities that could be promoted, the ones that emerge from the thinking and experiences of the youth themselves have high potential for success. That’s the reason that the Commission is setting aside money from the annual budget to make an inviting competition, a challenge, to local youth to submit a concept, an action plan, a budget, and a way to assess the impact.
Applicants, including groups from schools, churches, scouts and others, are directed to consider how they can make a difference that will impact today’s youth. The focus of this year’s Challenge Grant program is: “Make a Better Tomorrow Today.” Guidelines are outlined and included in the application. Application forms are available at most school locations, the City of St. Charles Municipal Center Building, and on the city website at www.stcharlesil.gov.
Applications are due on or before December 7, 2012 at the Municipal Center. Questions should be directed to Nancy McFarland, St. Charles Youth Commission, 630-377-7059, or May Foster, Mayor’s Office, 630-762-6908 or email@example.com.
About the City of St. Charles
Friendly neighborhoods, diverse retailers, international employers, innovative schools, beautiful parks, varied cultural amenities, and unique architecture have earned St. Charles its reputation as the Pride of the Fox. Located in both DuPage and Kane counties, the City of St. Charles is 35 miles west of downtown Chicago, and has a population of approximately 33,000. Over 2,100 businesses, consisting of a balanced mix of retailers, restaurants and manufacturing facilities, employ more than 18,000 people. The City of St. Charles was named the #1 City for Families by Family Circle® magazine in 2011; one of the “150 Great Places in Illinois,” by the AIA Illinois; and one of the “Top 10 Towns To Live In” by West Suburban Living magazine. www.stcharlesil.gov