Lenawee YOUTH Council.  We are looking for new members! 

The Lenawee YOUTH Council provides an amazing opportunity for middle and high school-age individuals to make a real impact on their community.  Here in Lenawee County, the Youth Council, which is a program of the Lenawee Community Foundation, offers many avenues for youth engagement.  Through their many activities they focus on volunteerism, philanthropy education, and a grant process.  The Council encourages a spirit of service and empowerment among its members.

Participating in events such as Global Youth Service Day, the Clothesline Project, Make a Difference Day, and Martin Luther King  Jr. Day, the Youth Council members tackle pressing issues within the community.  In addition to these projects, the Council is involved in local programs that address the diverse needs and interests of the community. Whether it’s Ahisma and its animals, face painting activities at the Cinco de Mayo Celebration, supporting Keep Lenawee Warm, the Sock Tree at Christmas, or collaborating with the Lenawee Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, the Council’s work is all about serving people and their needs.

One of the pillars of the Lenawee YOUTH Council’s impact lies in its grant-making process.  Members learn to read, evaluate, and distribute funds to deserving organizations and projects.  Seeing the direct results of their contributions, whether it is in supporting libraries, food pantries, skate parks, or soccer fields, the feeling of pride and accomplishment is so rewarding.

There is still time to join us.  Starting in May and continuing this summer we will be volunteering with the Clothesline Project, Migrant Health Fair, Back to School projects, college visits, and seeing Newsies at the Croswell Opera House. 

The Lenawee YOUTH Council offers a community of  Lenawee County students that build friendships, develop  passions, and grow personally.  It’s open to anyone with a heart for service, a love for community, and a desire to effect positive change.  Joining the Lenawee YOUTH Council will be a decision you won’t regret! Meetings are held on the second and fourth Monday of each month in the evening.  Reach out to Paula Trentman at the Lenawee Community Foundation to seize that opportunity for meaningful contribution. We can’t wait for you to join our team! 517-263-4696 or paula@lenaweecf.com.

Do you want to get involved or learn more?  Contact the Lenawee Community Foundation at  517.263.4696 or forlenawee@lenaweecf.com.


Whitney Lilly is a senior at Lenawee Christian High School. Paula Trentman serves as Vice President & Director of Grants and Programs of the Lenawee Community Foundation.  Your Community Foundation assists individuals, corporations, and organizations in fulfilling their charitable goals for our community.  For information about how your business, any group, your family, or you can volunteer to build a better community, call 517.263.4696 or contact forlenawee@lenaweecf.com.  We would be delighted to be of service as you invest time, talent, and treasure now and forever.