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Youth Advisory Council

The Campbellford/Seymour Youth Advisory Council was formed in 2003. YAC was created in an attempt to bring youthful energy and ideas to the Campbellford/ Seymour community. In turn, YAC provides local youth with a voice and a forum. YAC members provide guidance to the Foundation Board on grant applications to the Children and Youth Recreation Endowment Fund for worthwhile youth projects in the community.

  • YAC acts as a catalyst to ensure all youth interests are represented in CSCF decisions.
  • YAC focuses on bringing youthful energy and ideas to the community of Campbellford/Seymour.
  • YAC makes recommendations to the Grants Committee for eligible projects relating to youth.
  • YAC provides mentorship and facilitates leadership opportunities for the youth in our community.

What is Youth In Philanthropy (YIP) and how does it Benefit Communities?

The impact of YIP is far-reaching:

  • Through engagement with community foundations, youth develop leadership skills, learn about community, community foundations and philanthropy, build a youth endowment fund, and provide grants to worthwhile youth projects in their community.
  • Other youth in the community benefit from the skills gained in developing and implementing projects, and still others as recipients of the resources or services provided by the projects themselves.
  • The community foundation and the community-at-large benefit from their involvement with youth, both now and in the future, as they invest in building the interest and capacity for youth participation in philanthropy and civil society.

Youth Advisory Council (YAC)

The CSCF YAC operate as a Campbellford District High School youth committee and a new council is formed at the beginning of each school year. With the support of an adult advisor from the CSCF Board, and a teacher advisor from the High School, YAC`s initiate youth driven ideas and develop youth to youth grantmaking strategies. In addition to training and experience in fund development and grantmaking, YAC members serve as active resources and leaders in their school and their community.

One of the core YAC activities is the Helping Assure Tomorrow's Charitable Hearts (HATCH) Grants Program. HATCH grants are used to develop projects that are important to elementary and high school students. Students are encouraged to use their imaginations, their hearts and their brains when developing good project ideas that could benefit the environment, the arts, or sports, recreation and education in our community.

On June 30, 2005 the Youth Advisory Council, in partnership with Westben and CDHS Jazz Ensemble, launched its new logo. The logo was designed by Kayla Vieth, a local youth and member of YAC who won a design contest.

Other Youth Advisory Council activities have included:

The “We Day” Conference
Halloween for Hunger
Campbellford Children’s Wish Campaign (Toy Drive)
Ambassadors for the Campbellford Celebrates Kids & Youth Day
Earth Day Clean Up

Current Members

Amy-Jo Doherty - Board Advisor

Nathan Brown
Adam Doherty
Matthew Doherty
Gillian Forestell
Kayle Ingram
James Krahn
Josh Miller
Patrick Muldoon
Danielle Nicholls
Julia Nicholls
Paige Palmer
Olivia Rapos
Amy Spencer
Esmeralda Wang-Acker
Aidan West