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CVRF Announces 2016 Youth Leadership Program Details

$100,000 is available for youth activities in member communities


ANCHORAGE, AK – Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) has made $100,000 in funding available for various youth activities through its Youth Leadership Program. The Youth Leadership Program was established in 2005 to promote leadership, personal development, and citizenship amongst youth in the CVRF region. 

 “The Youth Leadership Program is a critical step in teaching our young people how to organize events and manage funds, and they get to have some fun while doing it,” said CVRF President Richard Jung. “We are thankful for the vast resources of the Bering Sea which allow us to support projects and programs designed to provide opportunities for the people of our region.”  

In the past, Youth Leadership funds have been used to support a number of youth-centric projects and activities including community cleanups, energy saving initiatives, and fundraising for local causes. Youth groups in each CVRF member community are eligible to apply for population-based donation awards.

 “Our organization provides a wide range of community investments throughout our region because we believe all our residents should share a fair opportunity for economic success,” said Nathaniel Betz, CVRF’s Community Benefits Manager. “Our role is to help our communities succeed, and it starts with our youth.”

To increase the chances of funding from CVRF, youth groups are encouraged to seek matching funds from other sources. CVRF Community Service Representatives (CSRs) are available in each community to assist with identifying funding opportunities.

For more information, residents are encouraged to contact their nearest CSR or call CVRF’s headquarters at 907-278-5151 or toll-free at 888-795-5151.


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