Youth as Resources Boone County, a program of the United Way of Central Indiana, has awarded more than $9,600 to fund community service projects designed and implemented by local youth.
In total, $9,614.92 was given to 11 youth-led projects, which include five student-led projects, two Girl Scout projects, one library teen council project, one 4-H club project and two youth-led projects at the Boys and Girls Club of Zionsville.
In Zionsville, a project led by Dan Myers’ fifth-grade class at Zionsville Middle School was awarded $828.44 to assist the Life Skills class in raising chickens; the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library Teen Council was awarded $943.12 to coordinate the 2013 summer reading program; and $998.02 was awarded to the Boys and Girls Club of Zionsville Torch Club to host a Pet Wellness Fair for the community. The Torch Club was also awarded $878.26 to create an outdoor sanctuary for the residents at Parkwood Healthcare Center in Lebanon. The Kiwanis Youth Leadership Academy Zionsville Community High School junior class received $840.31 to host a prom for residents at Zionsville Meadows, and Girl Scout Troop No. 1131 was awarded $444.04 to research the most prevalent spring blooming wildflowers in Zionsville area nature parks.