The 2023 YSCF Youth Action Board’s area of focus is to provide support for Mental Health – specifically, anxiety, depression, and suicide prevention to the youth of Yellow Springs and Miami Township.
The Youth Action Board believes that access to mental health services are a basic and necessary human need that should not be restricted by one’s socio-economic status, race, identity, mobility, or any other possible discriminating factor. Young people experience a variety of emotional distress daily including anxiety, lack of confidence & dignity, embarrassment, insecurity, loss of self-esteem, depression, and many health issues related to the lack of accessible mental health services. We have seen our peer’s mental health deteriorate and was magnified through the pandemic. We believe continued support for this can increase our youth’s capacity to thrive physically, intellectually, and emotionally into adulthood.
We invite all local nonprofits to apply for this grant with a new project or extend a current project that the YSCF Youth Action Board will help fund up to $4,000 to assist in providing support for accessible and affordable mental health services to the youth of Yellow Springs and Miami Township.
The 2022 Youth Action Board awarded two grants of $4,400 to Feminist Health Fund for over 400 hygiene kits, and Florence Randolph, Community Outreach, YSPD for food support (outside of pantries) and housing support for youth.
2021 Youth Action Board Grant of $2,000 was awarded to Agraria for the Youth Foraging Garden.