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.
CVRF is a 501(c)(4) Alaska non-profit corporation whose 20 member villages are along the west coast of Alaska from Scammon Bay to Platinum. CVRF is believed to be the largest Alaskan-owned seafood company in history and is governed by a 20-member Board of Directors elected by the residents of its 20 member communities. CVRF is dedicated to providing economic development in its 20 member communities by creating sensible, tangible and long-term opportunities that generate Hope for residents who want to Fish and Work. CVRF is the largest jobs provider in its member villages and is the first CDQ group to own and control the vessels that harvest its CDQ allocations.