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March 26, 2014

YAR awards more than $8,200 in grants


•	Journey Through The Pages Teen Summer Reading Program, a project led by the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library Teen Council, was awarded $976.36 to coordinate the 2014 summer reading program that will encourage teens to read and expand their knowledge over the summer.

•	LAMB: Learning And Making Buddies, a project led by Boone County 4-H Sheep Project members, was awarded $1,000 to host a sheep show for Life Skills students from Lebanon, Western Boone and Zionsville Community high schools. The 4-H members will be paired with students to teach about sheep breeds, how to wash, shear and prepare to show the sheep. The pairs will show their sheep, and trophies will be awarded to the Life Skills students.

•	Mentors Making A Difference, a project by Western Boone High School AMP, was awarded $992.48 to support the freshmen mentoring program. Twenty-six upperclassmen will receive leadership training to assist them in mentoring freshmen students throughout the year to help them adjust to high school life.

•	Texting and Driving Awareness, a project by the Kiwanis Youth Leadership Western Boone Junior Class, was awarded $793 to coordinate a weeklong awareness campaign targeting distracted driving, specifically texting and driving.

•	You've Got a Friend in Me, a program led by the Torch Club at the Boys & Girls Club of Zionsville East, was awarded $919.60 to create care packages for Boone County foster children. The youth will create bags filled with books, a blanket, stuffed animal, gift certificates for hair cuts, and shoes and handmade greeting cards.

•	Youth Ga-Ga Pit, a project of the East Wall Street Christian Church youth group, was awarded $767.95 to build a Ga-Ga Pit at the Witham Family YMCA. Ga-Ga Ball is a variation of dodge ball and is played in a large octagon. This will be the first Ga-Ga Pit in the Lebanon area and will be available for community use.

The next grant cycle will be begin in November with grant applications due in early 2015.

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