The uVoice Youth Philanthropy Board mobilizes young people to actively influence the health and well-being of their community, combating feelings of disengagement or powerlessness. High school students are provided with an avenue to directly impact health-related issues through service, leadership development, and the administration of a grant making process.
uVoice provides outreach, education, and resources for the population we serve: Polk County youth. The board completes an entire grant making cycle, allowing uVoice members to learn the process from start to finish. Members complete a community needs assessment, write a grant, interview potential grantees, and choose a winner. Each year, the boards aims to choose a grant recipient that matches its objectives and can actively partner to combat the issues facing youth in our community.