Welcome to Youth As Resources (YAR)
Youth As Resources
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?
Potential New Board Member Interviews
Thursday June 11, 2015 !!!
For more information and/or to apply,call (410) 576-9551 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register for a workshop and/or for more information, please call (410) 576-9551.
Congratulations to the youth who received grants in our Fall 2014 grant cycle. Check out their amazing work here.