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Refurbish Playground Area For Hope Church

Refurbish Playground Area For Hope Church

Hamilton County Youth as Resources, a program of United Way of Central Indiana, has awarded $11,969.37 to fund community service projects designed and implemented by Hamilton County youth.

A kickoff celebration was held on March 12 at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds to honor area youth volunteers. This year, Hamilton County YAR awarded grants to 19 youth-led projects. Josh Bleill, community outreach speaker for the Indianapolis Colts, spoke at the event.

“United Way of Central Indiana is proud to support Hamilton County’s Youth as Resources grants because they have such a positive impact on youth and our community,” Joan Isaac, United Way of Central Indiana’s area director for Hamilton County, said.

The 2013 grant recipients in Carmel include:

  • Eagle Scout Project for Ben Burdick Invasive Species Removal – $353.62. Boys Scouts of America will assist in this Eagle Scout project to restore an area of Cool Creek Park that is currently unusable due to invasive honeysuckle. The project will remove the honeysuckle, safely dispose of the honeysuckle, and replant the area with wildflowers that will grow easily in the forested environment.
  • Fun and Games at the Julian Center – $361.84. Students from University High School will plan and run three holiday-themed parties for children living at Julian Center. Parties are planned for Halloween, St. Patrick’s Day and Mother’s Day and will give the children a chance for positive interaction with teenagers as well as having fun in a safe environment.
  • Plots to Plates Community Area – $445.02. Members of the CCS Green Team will build a freestanding stage and seating area in a community garden for use at community events such as educational classes, gardening presentations, youth events and activities and family gatherings. The project includes a handicap access ramp along with tiles decorated by Carmel Clay students.
  • Refurbish Playground Area For Hope Church – $849.81. Boy Scouts of Troop 180 and the Hope Church youth group will support this Eagle Scout project to refurbish the Hope Church playground which currently contains many safety hazards to children. Fence repair, mulching, painting play structures and building a new picnic table are all part of creating a safe place for children of the neighborhood to play.
  • Rolling Libraries 4 Kids – $999.50. This club from Carmel High School will be creating six Rolling Libraries for Kids to be distributed to area AYS programs to improve the reading skills of children. The project includes collecting books, labeling them with color codes indicating reading level, and decorating the rolling carts with colorful and fun labels that contain contact information and recognize sponsors.

Other YAR grant recipients included: Artfully Gardening, $752.66; Revitalization of Nature Center at Cumberland Road Elementary, $468.40; Capes for Kids, $664.65; Hospital Cheer, $807.61; NHS Kids Against Hunger Packing Party, $1,000; Giving Sum Garden Gazebo, $850; Hidden Talents, $553.02; Catio Advancement Task project, $314.42; GOYA Soup Kitchen, $741.40; The Lighthouse Relief, $583.32; Lunch Buddies 2.0, $349.10; Y12SR: Bend Against Relapse, $867.50; Generations Tied Together, $479.50; and Revolution of Hope: Community Helping Community, $528.

Since its inception in 1996, Youth as Resources has awarded 260 projects, engaged 7,428 youth volunteers and awarded more than $218,871.09 in Hamilton County. The next grant cycle will begin in November with grant dollars awarded in March 2014. For more information, contact Jill Troha at jill.troha@uwci.org or call 366-5413.


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Hamilton County Youth as Resources, a program of United Way of Central Indiana, has awarded $11,969.37 to fund community service projects designed and implemented by Hamilton County youth.

 

A kickoff celebration was held on March 12 at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds to honor area youth volunteers. This year, Hamilton County YAR awarded grants to 19 youth-led projects. Marine Cpl. Josh Bleill, community outreach speaker for the Indianapolis Colts, spoke at the event.

 

“United Way of Central Indiana is proud to support Hamilton County’s Youth as Resources grants because they have such a positive impact on youth and our community,” Joan Isaac, United Way of Central Indiana’s area director for Hamilton County, said.

 

The 2013 grant recipients in Fishers include:

• Artfully Gardening – $752.66. Members of a Girl Scout troop in Fishers will redesign a decaying garden at Sand Creek Intermediate School. Garden plantings and decorations incorporate components of color, touch, smell and sound to make a sensory garden experience that can be enjoyed by all but especially appealing to children with autism.

• Revitalization of Nature Center at Cumberland Road Elementary – $468.40. Girl Scouts – Fishers Service Unit will remodel and update the Nature Center at the Cumberland Road Elementary School so that it can again be used as a hands-on, outdoor learning environment and a relaxing, soothing spot for gatherings. The project involves removing invasive growth, creating defined walking paths and providing three raised beds for planting vegetables, herbs and flowers, which can be used by teachers for additional learning experiences.

 

Hamilton County grant recipients include:

• Catio Advancement Task project – $314.42. This group of friends will be creating a play area at the Humane Society for Hamilton County that is specifically designed for cats at the facility. This includes plantings that are cat friendly and painting furniture that is used by volunteers who assist with cats.

• GOYA Soup Kitchen – $741.40. GOYA from the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church will host three soup kitchen nights at the North United Methodist Church which is an area serving many low-income families. The events will provide the families with a hot meal and a pack of hygiene products and food to take home.

• The Lighthouse Relief – $583.32. Boy Scouts of America will create a safe, attractive area for children at Indianapolis Lighthouse Charter School to play and relax during recess. This project includes planting trees and creating a picnic area for all students and the overall community to enjoy.

• Lunch Buddies 2.0 – $349.10. Teen Leaders in Action from Promising Futures of Central Indiana will attend summer Lunch Club in Sheridan on a weekly basis to spend time with underprivileged children and conduct a fun, educational program option. The program has a chart showing progress toward educational and physical goals and will work on basic skills such as eye-hand coordination, time-telling, tying shoes and cutting paper. Additionally, three fun days are planned which are kickball day, scavenger hunt day and science day.

• Y12SR: Bend Against Relapse – $867.50. Youth from the Hamilton County Juvenile Correction Center participating in the OPTIONS program will create an awareness campaign for the Y12SR. This is a program that incorporates yoga into a 12-step program structure to help people with behavioral, social or additional issues. The campaign will specifically target teens coping with addictions.

 

Other YAR grant recipients included: Capes for Kids, $664.65; Hospital Cheer, $807.61; NHS Kids Against Hunger Packing Party, $1,000; Giving Sum Garden Gazebo, $850; Hidden Talents, $553.02; Eagle Scout Project for Ben Burdick Invasive Species Removal, $353.62; Fun and Games at the Julian Center, $361.84; Plots to Plates Community Area, $445.02; Refurbish Playground Area for Hope Church, $849.81; Rolling Libraries 4 Kids, $999.50; Generations Tied Together, $479.50; and Revolution of Hope: Community Helping Community, $528.

 

Since its inception in 1996, Youth as Resources has awarded 260 projects, engaged 7,428 youth volunteers and awarded more than $218,871.09 in Hamilton County. The next grant cycle will begin in November with grant dollars awarded in March 2014. For more information, contact Jill Troha at jill.troha@uwci.org or call 366-5413.


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Hamilton County Youth as Resources, a program of United Way of Central Indiana, has awarded $11,969.37 to fund community service projects designed and implemented by Hamilton County youth.

A kickoff celebration was held on March 12 at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds to honor area youth volunteers. This year, Hamilton County YAR awarded grants to 19 youth-led projects. Marine Cpl. Josh Bleill, community outreach speaker for the Indianapolis Colts, spoke at the event.

“United Way of Central Indiana is proud to support Hamilton County’s Youth as Resources grants because they have such a positive impact on youth and our community,” Joan Isaac, United Way of Central Indiana’s area director for Hamilton County, said.

The 2013 grant recipients in Noblesville include:

Capes for KidsCapes for Kids – $664.65. Members of the Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville will create capes and bags of decorations to personalize the capes for elementary age children in programs at Prevail and Promising Futures of Central Indiana. The book, “Stuart’s Cape,” will also be given to the children.

Hidden TalentsHospital Cheer – $807.61. This group of friends from Noblesville High School will help children at Hazel Dell Elementary’s AYS program to make fleece blankets for patients at Riley Children’s Hospital.

NHS Kids Against HungerNHS Kids Against Hunger Packing Party – $1,000. Youth from Noblesville High School will organize and pack meals to benefit Kids Against Hunger. Meals will then be distributed to children in need.

Giving Sum Garden GazeboGiving Sum Garden Gazebo – $850. Girl Scouts will build a gazebo in the gardens at Noble of Indiana’s location and landscape the surrounding area. Currently, the garden does not contain a shaded area for the clients at Noble of Indiana, and many have very sensitive skin due to medications that they take.

Hidden TalentsHidden Talents – $553.02. Youth from Bethel Lutheran Church will create four workbenches which will be used to expand the Hidden Talents program at Janus Developmental Services. The youth will work with the Janus clients to build the workbenches.

Since its inception in 1996, Youth as Resources has awarded 260 projects, engaged 7,428 youth volunteers and awarded more than $218,871.09 in Hamilton County. The next grant cycle will begin in November with grant dollars awarded in March 2014. For more information, contact Jill Troha at jill.troha@uwci.org or call 366-5413.


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