The Seymour Youth Empowerment Project recently provided two grants to benefit Seymour R-2 School District. They selected a grant to the Seymour 7th and 8th grade boys’ basketball team for the purchase of new uniforms. This will be the first time middle school students will wear new uniforms rather than castoff high school uniforms. Additionally, the YEP team selected a grant that will provide funding to begin an academic/quiz bowl team in the Seymour Middle School. This funding will provide items key to the creation of the team including buzzers and study materials.
The Seymour Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) continues to be a stellar example of the value of youth philanthropy in rural communities in the Ozarks. In addition to regular grantmaking to youth-oriented programs, the Seymour YEP continues to work diligently toward the establishment of a $10,000 endowment fund by youth-driven fundraising projects. This endowed fund will ensure the long-term sustainability of the program. Congratulations to the Seymour YEP for their excellent progress! The Community Foundation of the Ozarks and the Greater Area Seymour Foundation are proud to partner with this quality group of young philanthropists.