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March 28, 2014                                                                                                    785.296.8447



Awards announced for Kansas Global Youth Service Day Mini-Grants

Funding will support the mobilization of young leaders who address community needs through service.

TOPEKA, KS - The Kansas Volunteer Commission (KVC) is pleased to announce funding to six Kansas organizations in Global Youth Service Day mini-grants.

Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) is an effort to mobilize millions of young people to improve their communities through youth-led problem solving.  Projects are being planned in Kansas, the U.S., and across the globe—all in an effort to encourage young people to address the world’s most critical issues through service.  Recipients will use the mini grants to help fund a variety of initiatives throughout Kansas including a Literacy Night, Community Alley Restoration program, Homeless Awareness event, and more. A complete list of initiatives is available here.

GYSD is the only day of service focused on mobilizing and training youth as leaders who identify and address community needs through service and service-learning, and educate the public, the media, and policymakers about the year-round contributions of young people as community leaders.

This mini-grant is the perfect opportunity for recipients to recruit more volunteers, form new partnerships, secure additional funding, raise awareness, and celebrate achievements.

Kansas Volunteer Commission Global Youth Service Day Mini-Grant Recipients




Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City

Wyandotte County

CHWC, Inc.

Wyandotte County

KidsTLC, Inc.

Johnson County

McPherson Family Life Center, Inc.

McPherson County

Stafford Schools USD 349

Stafford County

Women Empowerment, Inc.

Shawnee County


The mission of the Kansas Volunteer Commission (KVC) is to empower all Kansans to meet community needs through service.  The KVC provides grant funding, training, and support to Kansas organizations, while also administering federal funding to the AmeriCorps programs throughout the state and managing the Kansas Mentors statewide mentoring partnership.  For more information on mini-grant opportunities or other KVC programs, please visit