Group of Ogdensburg students to help administer $10,000 in grants from NNY Community Foundation
The Ogdensburg Free Academy youth philanthropy council, back, from left principal Cynthia Tuttle, advisor Christina Frank, Olivia Monroe, Austin Morley-Sloan, Andrew Putman, Joshua Carroll, Jordan Miller, Jordan Snyder and Mary Ann Narenkivicius of the Sweetgrass Foundation. Front, Ellen Miller, recording secretary Sarah Richer, vice-chair Laken Kelly, Jack Kelly, chairperson Ashleigh Sovie and Zoe Martin.
OGDENSBURG -- A group of Ogdensburg Free Academy students will assist the Northern New York Community Foundation with administering $10,000 in grant money."The students will ask those non-profits they are interested in, and have researched, to come to present to their YPC group and after review of the grant request presented will decide at what level the non-profit will be funded, according to April Fallon of the NNYCF.
The group first met in late October and elected an executive committee.
Thirteen students will participate on the overall council. Advisors are foreign language teacher Christina Frank and Key Club Kiwanis advisor James Reagen.
“The opportunity presented by establishing a youth council at OFA is a tremendous one for which I am grateful to be a part of,” Frank said. “I look forward to the students developing an understanding of the not for profit organizations in our area.”
“I am pleased and proud that our students have this opportunity to work with the Northern New York Community Foundation,” OFA principal Cindy Tuttle said. “I am confident it will prove to be a remarkable learning experience for all.”