Youth Advisory Council


Gratiot County Youth Advisory Council (YAC)


What is the goal of YAC?
The Gratiot County Community Foundation created the Youth Advisory Council to engage area youth in community service and philanthropy. The goal of YAC is to empower youth to be involved in decision making, be active participants in community service and leadership and take part in awarding grants that will improve the quality of life in Gratiot County.

Visit the YAC FAQ to learn more about us.

Who can join YAC?
Any high school aged student in Gratiot County is eligible to participate. To learn how to join YAC please see How to Join YAC. To learn more about what YAC does, please see our Annual YAC Service Projects.

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YAC Grants

If you are interested in applying for a YAC Grant, please click the link below.

The YAC Grant deadline is November, 1 2021

Click Here for a List of Previous Grants

YAC Forms

If you are interested in becoming a YACer or are already a YAC volunteer, please fill out these forms and either bring them to one of our meetings. Even if you have been a YAC member before, you must fill out a new contact form every year. You can also mail them into the foundation at: 168 East Center Street, Ithaca, MI 48847 or email the forms to

YAC Agreement Form 

YAC Contact Form

Señora Kaufmann Memorial Scholarship


The Señora Kaufmann Memorial Scholarship was established in November 2020 by the family of Sally Kaufmann to honor her decades of service to teaching and continue her legacy in foreign language and education.  Señora Kaufmann’s passion for teaching Spanish and Hispanic culture, along with her special gift for connecting with her students and colleagues, made her a beloved educator.

Sally Kaufmann was dedicated to helping students further their education, achieve their goals, and literally explore the world.  She was a loyal confidant to countless students with whom she shared her wisdom and listened to their dreams. It is her family’s hope that the Señora Kaufmann Memorial Scholarship will assist Alma High School and other Gratiot County students pursue their passion in foreign language, travel, and international studies. 

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