What is YAC?
The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is a permanent, standing committee of the Marshall Community Foundation comprised of Marshall community high school students. YAC members evaluate grant applications concerning youth, and then decide if the grant should be recommended to the Foundation’s Board of Trustees for funding consideration. In addition to participating in various community service projects and fundraisers, YAC members are students who are invested in Marshall’s future and are active citizens in the community.
When does YAC meet?
YAC meetings are typically held on last Sunday of each month and as needed throughout the school year and summer. Attendance is VERY IMPORTANT; please make that a consideration when applying. Should a member voluntarily miss three or more meetings, he/she will be contacted as to his/her continued interest in membership.
Please respond thoroughly to each question below noting the word minimum for questions two and four. Application responses should fill no more than two pages total. Please type your responses.
The application can also be found on the YAC’s webpage
1. What is your name, address, phone number, grade and email address?
2. Why are you interested in joining YAC and what would you bring to the council?
*write minimum of 200 words for question #2
3. What types of programs/activities have you been involved with in our community including volunteering and other extra-curricular activities?
4. Please list one issue concerning Marshall youth today. How you would address this issue?
*write minimum of 200 words for question #4
5. Have you applied for YAC membership in the past? If so, when?
Applications are due Friday, September 10, 2021
Please submit applications to [email protected], or
Mail them to the Marshall Community Foundation at
614 Homer Road, Marshall MI, 49068
Late applications will not be considered.
Please note, the selection process for new YAC members is completely anonymous. Names are removed from applications prior to being evaluated. After YAC has made this year’s membership selections, you will be notified by mail.
If you have any further questions, please contact Marshall Community Foundation YAC Advisor, Jen London at 269-781-2273 or email [email protected].