Regional YEP Tools

 

Thank you for your continued commitment to your local Youth Empowerment Project!  We are happy to help your organization thrive in your local community.  Additionally, we are always willing to come to your community to speak on the purpose of a Youth Empowerment Project. 

Please feel free to use the materials listed below.  If you need help with a document or would like to create a different document for your purposes, please contact Bridget Dierks at (417) 864-6199 for any assistance.

YEP Grant Application 

A grant application can be a very difficult thing to write.  It is important to have all necessary information at your fingertips during a grant selection meeting.  This application is used by the Springfield Youth Empowerment Project.  Organizations fill this application and submit it before a grant round.
YEP Grant Application

YEP Grant Award Letter

When grant selections have been made, it is time to announce the recipients.  This letter can be used both as a congratulations to the grant recipient as well as a confirmation of the recipient’s willingness to use the funds as designated by the YEP board.
YEP Grant Award Letter

YEP Grant Regret Letter

Many times your YEP organization will not be able to fund all the requests in a grant round.  Although a regret letter is a difficult thing to write, it is key to continuing the relationship between your YEP and the organization requesting funding. 
YEP Grant Regret Letter

YEP Grant Progress Report

The Springfield YEP requires that grant recipients provide a final report in order to show funds were used correctly.  This is an example of a progress or final report that would serve that purpose.
YEP Grant Progress Report

YEP Code of Conduct

Some schools require a Code of Conduct when creating a YEP organization.  This Code of Conduct example is courtesy of the Ozark High School YEPO students.
YEP Code of Conduct

 YEP Membership Application

Sometimes there are more interested students than slots available.  At this point, it might be time to require a membership application.  This is a very simple application that could become the jumping off point for your own YEP application.
YEP Membership Application