YGC member Evan Howser helps paint at Scottsburg High School during United Way’s Day of Caring held recently. YGC members are keeping busy with community service projects.

The Scott County Youth Grantmaking Council (?YGC?) welcomed four new members to its first meeting of the fiscal year. Elle Fleenor, Justice Gabbard, Alexa Howser and Eliza Mount all joined as voting members. The YGC is a program of the Scott County Community Foundation.

YGC members held elections at their meeting, with Kevin Jentzen elected as President, Kaleb Mount as Vice President, Lindsey Boswell as Secretary and Brandon Boswell as Treasurer. Carmen Boley was elected chair of the asset development committee, Evan Howser was elected chair of the community service committee, Lauren Howser was elected chair of the governance committee, and Braxton Soloe was elected chair of the grants committee.

Voting members for the 2013-2014 year include: Carmen Boley, Brandon Boswell, Lindsey Boswell, Braden Hale, Alexa Howser, Evan Howser, Lauren Howser, Kevin Jentzen, Kaleb Mount, Haley Mullins, Jordan Shuler, Braxton Soloe, Luke Taylor, Emma Waskom, Caleb White and Tyler White, all of Scottsburg High School; Sera Craig of Providence High School; Elle Fleenor, Justice Gabbard, Eliza Mount and Isaak Mount, all of Scottsburg Middle School; and Lauren Turner of Turner Academy Homeschool.

In addition, several students serve on the YGC?s community service committee, which completes service projects each month. The YGC accepts applications year-round for members in 5th-12th grade to serve on its community service committee. Members include: Josiah Croasdell and Minwoo Noh of Christian Academy of Indiana; Izzy Myszak, Hannah Dickerson, Jordan Thomas and Miranda Baker, all of Scottsburg Middle School; Lyndie and Andrew Foster, both homeschooled.

The goals of the YGC are to provide opportunities for leadership development, provide positive peer support, learn about philanthropy and serving the community, form a partnership with other youth and adults, grow the endowment for the future, and educate the public about the YGC, its mission, and its activities both past and present.

YGC members are very active in fundraising, grantmaking and community service. They have awarded over $27,000 for youth-related projects in the last several years.

For youth interested in joining, or to donate to the YGC?s endowment fund, please call 752-2057, email info@www.scottcountyfoundation.org or stop in the office at 60 N. Main St., Scottsburg. You may also visit the website at www.www.scottcountyfoundation.org.