YAC-LogoIonia County Youth Advisory Committee consists of high schools students from each of the five high schools in Ionia County and Lowell High School. The committee completes a needs assessment every two years on local youth needs. They use the information to select grants for organizations addressing these needs within the county. This year YAC awarded $9150 dollars to local organizations. The grants will address: literacy, childhood food insecurity, Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics, classroom technology and teen driver safety.

A grant luncheon will be held on May 18th at Ionia County ISD. Students will award grants to local organizations. The group will also share their work this year in addressing local issues of teen driver safety, childhood food insecurity, homelessness, bullying and literacy. YAC will also take time at the luncheon to recognize their seniors.