A new youth website for “all things youth” and all ages has been created for Scott County. The Scott County Youth Grantmaking Council (“YGC”), through a grant from the Coalition to Eliminate the Abuse of Substances (CEASe) of Scott County, and technical assistance from Scottsburg High School teacher Adam Gibson, has created the site, www.scottyouth.org.

Whether you are looking for something fun to do, searching for help during a crisis, or looking for local places to volunteer, this comprehensive site has it all. There are also resources for parents/guardians on everything from childcare and preschool to birthday party options. Information can be found on after-school programs, resources for children with special needs, recreational and healthy youth programs, financial assistance for college and much more.

Events can be searched by a specific date, or through the categories of school, church, sports and community. If you represent an organization serving youth, you are invited to submit your information for the website.

The YGC has free silicone wristbands in several colors and two sizes, advertising the website. If you or your organization would like to distribute wristbands, please use the contact information below.

The Scott County Youth Grantmaking Council is comprised of about 30 students, from fifth through 12th grade, who are involved in fundraising, grantmaking, leadership and community service activities. Applications are reviewed monthly for youth who are interested in serving on the Community Service committee, which meets monthly for service projects. The YGC is a program of the Scott County Community Foundation. For more information, please call Jaime Toppe at 752-2057, email info@scottcountyfoundation.org or stop in the office at 60 N. Main St., Scottsburg. You may also visit the website at www.scottcountyfoundation.org or the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ScottCountyYGC.