Special for the News Herald
Burke Youth Organized Philanthropists, operating under the auspices of the Community Foundation of Burke County, announced the 2022 grant recipients:
- Burke Council on Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency: $5,000 awarded to implement the Teen Prevention Services Anti-Vaping Initiative focused on vaping prevention in middle schools in the Burke County public school system.
- Valdese First United Methodist Church: $1,000 awarded for its backpacking ministry
- The Industrial Commons: $1,000 awarded to support the cost of the Hometown Walkabout program for 10th, 11th and 12th graders. The program will explore cultural diversity through a week-long exploration of personal stories from members of the African American, Asian/Hmong, European, and Latino communities.
BYOP provides grants to tax-exempt organizations that provide projects and/or programs that impact the lives of Burke County children, ages 0-18, and their families. BYOP’s mission is to engage and empower young people through learning and service to strengthen our community.
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BYOP consists of students representing Burke County high schools, as well as students from recognized home schools. Sara Black Moses, a Burke County native and CFBC board member, is BYOP’s volunteer director. As a member of BYOP, students are able to develop philanthropic skills while gaining a better understanding of the needs in Burke County.
To learn more, visit www.cfburkecounty.org or contact Nancy Taylor, President and CEO of CFBC, at 828-437-7105.