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Teens Changing Gaston County (TCGC)

TCGC is a student run philanthropy program that meets once per month during the school year to learn about the grant making process, network with nonprofit professionals and socialize with other teens from around the County. After learning the process of grants and their impact, the Teen Board is able to judge applications from fellow peers regarding service projects. The teens award a total of $5,000 to various projects in the County. As a follow up to awarding the grants, teens will volunteer with the projects awarded to experience their philanthropy on a personal level. A 12-year partnership between the Community Foundation and the Gaston YMCA has established the teen board, consisting of 9th-12th grade students in Gaston County.

What Does TCGC do?

 

  • Reach out to youth in the community to encourage them to plan a project and apply for money to carry it out.
  • Review the proposed project ideas from youth-led groups.
  • Make decisions as a group about which projects will receive money. 
  • Follow up with and give support to the youth led groups that were funded.
  • Gain important leadership experience and job skills.
  • Meet and work with other teens in Gaston County.

The Community Foundation will begin accepting applications for the program June 1, 2017. The application can be found here: TCGC 2017-2018 Application. Please contact Erin Cashwell with any questions. 

2017-2018 Meeting Dates:
September 19
October 17
November 14
December 19
January 16
February 20
March 20
April 17
May 15

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Encourage your school to be a participatimg organization!

Unless someone like you
cares a whole awful lot,
nothing is going to get better.
It's not."

-The Lorax

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P.O. Box 123 Gastonia, NC 28053

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1201 E. Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054

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