High School Student Leaders Grant $6,500 to 10 Brazos Valley Nonprofits

The United Way Youth Leadership Cabinet is hosting its annual Community Builders Grant Celebration virtually this year to present 10 Brazos Valley nonprofits with grant checks totaling $6,500. 

Throughout the school year, the Youth Leadership Cabinet, composed of student leaders from seven Bryan College Station high schools, raised over $12,176 through various fundraisers, including pass the bucket at local high school football games, their United We Serve profit share with DoubleDave’s Pizzaworks and Christmas gift wrapping. 

Of the funds raised, $5,676 were donated to the Brazos Valley Covid-19 Community Relief Fund to support the many small businesses and nonprofits in the local area who are struggling during the Covid-19 response efforts.

In May, the Youth Leadership Cabinet students reviewed the applications and made funding decisions. Every student reviewed the grants on their own and then met via Zoom to discuss funding for each grant applicant. Each grant is awarded up to $1,000 for programs working to make an impact in the areas of health, education and financial stability in the Brazos Valley. 

Nonprofits selected for 2020 Community Builders Grants include: 

  • Aggieland Pregnancy Outreach
  • Brazos Valley School of Inquiry and Creativity
  • Catholic Charities of Central Texas
  • Family Promise of Bryan-College Station
  • Grimes Health Resource Center
  • Health for All
  • Prenatal Clinic
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • The Bridge Ministries
  • Twin City Mission

The United Way Youth Leadership Cabinet is a group of passionate high school students making a positive impact throughout our community through United Way of the Brazos Valley. Students from Allen Academy, A&M Consolidated High School, Bryan Collegiate High School, Bryan High School, College Station High School, College View High School and Rudder High School unite to lead the way volunteering, raising funds and helping others in the Brazos Valley. These students meet weekly to engage in service opportunities and develop leadership skills. 

For more information about the Youth Leadership Cabinet contact Maggie Gray at mgray@uwbv.org or visit uwbv.org/youthleadershipcabinet

United Way of the Brazos Valley fights for the Health, Education and Financial Stability of every person in the Brazos Valley. For more information about the United Way of the Brazos Valley’s impact, visit uwbv.org.


Copy written by Youth Leadership Cabinet Students