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High School Changemaker Project

Thanks to support from Amazon, the YMCA of Greater Birmingham is offering high school students (grades 9-12) the opportunity to propose a project that addresses a critical issue/need in their communities.

The issue/need you select is entirely up to you but should be directly connected to your local community – it can have national/global importance but must have a specific local context.

Interested high school students can work together to design and submit a Changemakers Project by the submission deadline of Friday, March 18, 2022. Your project will need two (2) Project Leaders but can be supported by as many additional students as needed.

One project will be selected to represent their local community during the final 3 days of the YMCA Youth Governors Conference in Washington, D.C. June 15-17, 2022.

During the conference, the two student leaders from the selected project will present their proposal to our YMCA Youth Governors, who will then choose 3 projects to receive $5,000 in funding.

For questions about this program, please connect with Rhonda Elmore at relmore@ymcabham.org


SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL
To submit your project for consideration by your local Y, all project leaders will need to complete the following 2 steps:

Step 1: Project Leader Registration
Each of the 2 (two) Project Leaders must submit the below registration form. Projects will not be considered by your local Y without submission of this registration form by both.

Step 2: Project Proposal
After completing Step 1 individually, both Project Leaders should then work together to submit their Project Proposal.

Deadline: March 18, 2022, at 11:59pm PT

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