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Welcome to Youth As Resources (YAR)

Youth As Resources


 Baltimore’s youth-led grant making organization has funds available for community organizing projects that are developed and controlled by youth (up to 21 years old).

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

Youth As Resources is offering grant seeker workshops on:

Saturday, October 24th at 10:30 a.m


Tuesday, October 27th at 5:30 p.m

Application deadline is on Friday, November 20th by 5:00 p.m

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

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.