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Welcome to Youth As Resources (YAR)

Youth As Resources


Youth As Resources, (YAR) is Baltimore’s youth-led grant making organization.  Board members manage all aspects of the organization including deciding which youth-led community organizing projects to fund.  Some YAR Board members earn income by providing peer-to-peer grant making, community organizing and strategic planning training and support.  Directors serve a one-year term beginning July 1, 2016.  MID-YEAR DIRECTORS TRAIN UNTIL THEY ARE FORMALLY ELECTED TO THE BOARD.


Do you want to hear more?

We want to get to know you better.


YOU are invited to observe: 

Our January Board Meeting

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

10 West Eager Street, 3rd floor


We look forward to seeing YOU!


Statement on the death of Freddie Gray

Approved at the April 30, 2015 Board of Directors Meeting

 Youth As Resources, (YAR) is proud that young people are finding their voices through protest and organizing.  However, we are disappointed that it took the killing of an innocent man, the destruction of property, and armed forces for people to begin praying for our city.

 Baltimore youth are not thugs.  In fact, our peers are implementing community building programs that we are funding and supporting.  This includes a group of students who are working with police officers to lessen negative interactions with youth downtown and a group of East Baltimore youth who are running a comprehensive clean-up and beautification campaign. 

 Sadly, one of our grantees, the YES Drop In Center, run by current and former homeless youth, who are working to end youth homelessness through leadership development and direct services experienced a fire as a part of the Freddie Gray protests.  You can support YES during this difficult time through their web site –www.yesdropincenter.org.

How can you call young people thugs? 






Congratulations to the youth who received grants in our Spring 2015 grant cycle. 

Check out their amazing work here.