Youth As Resources


 Welcome to Youth As Resources (YAR)

YAR’s Impact in the Community

  • Completed 45 funding cycles distributing well over $800,000 to 446 youth-led projects aimed to strengthen Baltimore City neighborhoods and make institutional change.

  • Organized to get the Baltimore City school district to implement an annual school police report card to rate student/school police interactions.

  • Provided knowledge-based employment for 47 youth year-round and/or in the summer to train and support over 200 of their peers annually as community organizers, leaders and project planners.


Mission Statement

Youth As Resources (YAR) is a youth-led grantmaking, community organizing and leadership development organization.  We provide the funding (grants), training and support our peers need to develop projects that address our critical issues and make positive change in the community.


Value Statement

Youth As Resources values:

-Youth power and decision making
-Including all communities of color
-Self-empowerment/community control
-Sustainable community change
-Youth leadership
-Nurturing and supporting each other



  • Thank you to all the motivated youth who submitted proposals this cycle!!!  We appreciate your time and effort and you will be hearing from us soon.

  • Next School Police Accountability Round-table is on Friday, January 25, 2017 at 1 p.m. (Baltimore City Schools are closed that day).

  • We are launching a new small grants program — Black Lives Matter in School Action Fund – check back soon for more information.