In June, members of the Cadillac and Kellogg for Youth Committee, an advisory committee to the Cadillac Area Community Foundation, attended the annual Council on Michigan Foundations Leadership Training at Central Michigan University. Attending were Grace McKnight, Spencer Richardson, Grant Fiet, Sawyer McClure, Ian Lilly and Keegan Buckmaster.
This year's conference theme was “Momentum: Reflect. Capture. Grow.” Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Youth Grantmakers Conference, 250 youth and 50 advisors from across Michigan had the opportunity to reflect on the past 25 years of youth philanthropy and capture the great work YACs are doing. Breakout sessions focused on leadership skills, fund development, community service projects, youth programs and a celebration of the 25th anniversary/birthday party.
The Youth Advisory Committee of the Cadillac Area Community Foundation has awarded over $520,000 in grants for youth interests and needs since 1990 to non-profit organizations in the Cadillac area.