Y Street announces 2013 Mini-Grant Recipients

October 10, 2012 |
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Y Street announced 24 recipients of the $2,000 Y Street Mini-Grants for FY12-13.  These grants are awarded to local student organizations in Virginia for encouraging active youth to become a part of Y Street and its mission.  Each recipient will host a Y Street Training in their community which will train 30-50 youth and one adult coordinator.  Last year’s Y Street Mini-Grants produced 629 new Y Street Members who successfully completed 999 projects and volunteered 2,913 hours (an increase of nearly 200%!).  Y Street – one of VFHY’s multiple marketing strategies – is a statewide association of high school youth advocates, who are working to enlighten their peers as to the consequences of tobacco use.  Y Street strives to cause cultural change in Virginia’s youth by deglamorizing tobacco and instilling pride in a smoke-free lifestyle.

Since 2004, more than 5,000 teens from all across Virginia have attended a training offered by Y Street.  The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) named Y Street the winner of its 2011 Youth Advocates of the Year (YAYA) Group Award.  To learn more, go to www.ystreet.org