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Posted on: December 10, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Press Release: City of Winooski Receives Vermont Afterschool Youth Council Grant

Youth Council

The City of Winooski’s Community Services Department is pleased to announce that they were awarded a grant through the Vermont Afterschool, Inc. Youth Council Grant program to support the creation of Winooski’s own Youth Council. 

Grant funds will allow our team to develop and sustain a Youth Council that will provide on-going leadership and help create an expanded slate of programs that will be relevant and accessible for our young people. Members will also be tasked with developing a participatory budgeting process by which they will sub-grant between $2,000 and $5,000 out to community-driven projects that will enhance or add youth programming options to our community. Members will be provided a stipend for their participation at $25 per meeting. 

Applications are now open for Winooski’s Youth Council! Interested applicants in grades 6 – 12 can simply visit and fill out a brief survey. A hardcopy application is also available. The Youth Council will be supported by a staff team made up of the AmeriCorps VISTA Youth Programs Coordinator, the Recreational Programs Manager, and staff from the Winooski Memorial Library. 

About the Youth Council Grant Program:

The Youth Council Grant Program is designed to create a structure for engaging youth and young adults in leadership development and decision making in a meaningful way, where they can see and experience the impact of their efforts on their peers and their broader community. To learn more, visit

Questions regarding this press release can be sent to Ray Coffey, Community Services Director: / 802 373 0500

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