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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? 






FY 2016 (July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016)

Board nominations are officially open!!!

The Youth As Resources Board of Directors manages two rigorous grant cycles per year (one in Spring and one in the Fall).  In addition, the Board of Directors is responsible for setting policy, planning for organizational growth and development including program design and implementation, special projects, fundraising and community and youth outreach.  

Application deadline is May 18th and all applicants are invited to attend our potential incoming Board member reception on Thursday, May 28. Please note that the date was changed from Thursday, May 21.  Self nominations are welcome.

For more information and/or to apply,call (410) 576-9551 or email jreeder@youthasresources.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.