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March 26, 2014

YAR awards more than $8,200 in grants

Youth as Resources Boone County, a program of the United Way of Central Indiana, has awarded more than $8,200 to fund community service projects designed and implemented by Boone County youth.

Last week, a kickoff celebration was held at Trinity Lutheran Church to honor area youth volunteers. This year, Youth as Resources Boone County awarded $8,256.30 to 10 youth-led projects. That includes three student-led projects, two Girl Scout projects, one library teen council project, one 4-H club project, one church youth group project, and two youth-led projects at the Boys & Girls Club of Zionsville.

The 2014 grant recipients and their projects are:

•	Books with Buddies, a project led by Girl Scout Troop 1585, received $749.88 to continue a reading club for 18 kindergarten and first-grade students at Hattie B. Stokes in Lebanon. They will provide books for the children and lead monthly book club meetings throughout the 2014-15 school year.

•	Club Green, a project led by students at Eagle Elementary School, was awarded $370 to create Club Green, a new club that will educate students and staff on the importance of the three R's — Recycle, Reduce, Reuse. The club will meet monthly and lead recycling efforts throughout the school year. Their major project is to start recycling the 81,000 milk cartons used during the school year.

•	Craine House Children's Library, a project led by Girl Scout Troop 1585, was awarded $703.65 to create a library for the children who live at The Craine House in Marion County. To help instill the love of reading in these children, the girls will also host story times and share their favorite books.

•	Going For The Gold, a project by members of the Torch Club at the Zionsville Boys & Girls Club West, was awarded $983.28 to lead a Field Day with the young residents at the Indiana United Methodist Children's Home. The day will be filled with basketball relays, team-building activities, hula hoop contests and a tug-of-war competition.

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