Youth As Resources


 Welcome to Youth As Resources (YAR)





Our Impact in the Community

Completed 45 funding cycles distributing well over $500,000 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




Youth As Resources is offering grant seeker workshops on:

Tuesday, October 16th at 5:00 p.m.


Saturday, October 20th at 10:30 a.m.




YAR grants range from $500 – $3,500. Applicants are required to attend one of the two workshops and must be represented by one or two youth and no more than one optional adult



Registration is required and workshops may fill up. To register for a workshop and/or for more information, please call (410) 576-9551 x1 or email