These grants are awarded to at-risk youth from low income families living in Sacramento, Yolo, Placer and El Dorado counties. Nominations must be made by a professional in the community who is familiar with the student/family background.
This award is a grant specific to students wishing for dance or movement classes. It has been created to honor Anahi Tovar, a past nominee whose life was tragically cut short.
Both grants programs are dependent on individual and business donors in our community. The number of grants awarded will vary.
The original YMT program was funded by a grant from the Best Buy Foundation and ran from January to June 2016. Boys and girls, ages 13-18 developed skills in photography, web development, and video production over a 16 week session. Students made a commitment to attend once a week for the entire semester. We are currently building a team to re-design and expand this program to include additional curriculum for a life skills academy. If you or your teen are interested in helping develop this program further, please contact Sheila Summers at (916) 505-3610.
These FREE 3-part workshops are designed for 9th and 10th graders and their parents, but are suitable for anyone interested in learning more about ways to prepare and pay for college. The first session is an overview with free materials provided. The second session drills down into the process of applying for financial aid. And the third session is a one-on-one appointment with an advisor to address your individual family needs. To add your name to the registration list, please call (916) 933-TWLP.