Joplin TV station KOAM aired a report about the McAuley High School Spring 2010 YEP check presentation during their May 26th broadcast. The McAuley Youth Empowerment Project presented a $1,400 check to Joplin Public Schools during an assembly Wednesday with administration from both school systems present to participate in the event. The students, along with YEP sponsor Jane Fethers, designated the funds to be given to the Joplin Public Schools Angel Fund. The Angel fund provides emergency and basic needs for elementary students in Joplin. In addition to the grant, McAuley students also presented items they had collected throughout the school year including toiletries, shoes, socks, and gently used clothing.
The McAuley YEP is part of a network of 30 YEPS throughout the Missouri Ozarks. Students work to positively impact the community through education, service, grantmaking, and fundraising.