Washtenaw County Awarded $250,000 For Youth Programs

Dec 7, 2020

The State of Michigan’s Bureau of Community Action and Economic Opportunity has awarded $250,000 to Washtenaw County for youth development programs. 


The funds will be distributed among six community organizations that include the Community Action Network in Ann Arbor and Mentor2Youth in Ypsilanti.  Washtenaw County Commissioner Andy LaBarre says the funds will be used to continue providing services like tutoring, mentoring, and especially food assistance to youth during the pandemic.

Commissioner Andy LaBarre: I don’t think you can overemphasize the importance that access to food has on the lives and success of children here in Washtenaw County. 

The Peace Neighborhood Center and Educate Youth are two other organizations that were selected to receive funding.  The selected organizations were identified as groups that have an established track record of offering youth development programs to low-income families.

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu