Youth for Community Improvement (YCI)

Entering its 18th year, YCI has engaged over 180 teens from diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds since 1999 and awarded over $285,000 to over 70 nonprofit organizations in Worcester County. The only non-school, youth grant making committee in Worcester County, YCI empowers area teens to make important funding decisions in the community and develop grant making and leadership skills.

Are You

  • Going to be a high school sophomore or junior in Worcester County in the fall of 2017?
  • Eager to make a difference in our community?
  • Motivated and reliable?
  • Interested in teamwork?
  • Available Wednesdays 4-7pm 9/13 - 12/13 and Saturday 9/9?

Join YCI

To become a member of YCI, please complete an application or to find out more about the program, email us.

1st Year Application

Apply online here by June 2 and your application will be submitted directly to the YCI staff.

2nd Year Application

Apply online here by April 21 and your application will be submitted directly to the YCI staff.

2017 YCI Committee

Fatimah Ali
Abigail Boafo
Skyler Campanale
Abhinav Chalasani
Isabella Corazzini
Erin Denis
Devin Kelly
Diane Khong
Yunji Lee
Jaquelyn Morales  


 Megan Nguyen
Therence Ntihinduka
Chelsea Ofosuware
Ohemaa Prempeh
Ariel Rodriguez
Kaiya Saunders
Himasri Shapally
Caleb Talley
Lauren Walsh
Gregory Xenos 


YCI In the News

Youth for Community Improvement Grants More Than $23k in Funds for Local Organizations

Teen council YCI invests in community’s future 

YCI on Instagram

Stay up to date with the Foundation's YCI program by following them on Instagram as they document their grant making process from start to finish. 

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