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 fund raisers, YAC members are students who are invested in Marshall’s future and are active citizens in the community.
When do we meet?
YAC meetings are typically held on third Sunday of the month and as needed during school Advisory hour. 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. (application can also be downloaded from the YAC 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, April 17, 2020
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 Executive Director, Shannon Tiernan, at (269) 781-2273 or YAC Advisor, Ginger Harbin at 269-317-3554 or email to [email protected].