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 Welcome to Youth As Resources (YAR)

YAR’s Impact in the Community

  • Completed 46 funding cycles distributing well over $800,000 to 451 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 and to get student demands included in the new policies and general orders.

  • 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

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR 

YOUTH-LED COMMUNITY ORGANIZING PROJECTS 

YOUTH AS RESOURCES (YAR) IS BALTIMORE’S YOUTH-LED GRANT MAKING ORGANIZATION.  WE HAVE FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR COMMUNITY ORGANIZING PROJECTS THAT ARE CREATED AND CONTROLLED BY YOUTH (up to 23 years old).

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. 

Workshops will take place on:

Thursday, March 21st from 5:00 pm – 7:00 p.m.

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Saturday, March 23th from 10:30 am – 12:00 p.m.

Registration is required and workshops may fill up. 

For more information and/or to sign up for a workshop email jreeder@youthasresources.org or call 410-576-9551 x1.

  • Our next School Police Accountability Round-table is on Tuesday, March 5th at 5 p.m. at 111 North Charles Street, 5th floor.  All are encouraged to attend and contribute to the agenda.