Turner grant applications due March 1

SHERIDAN -- Sheridan has received a $5,000 grant from the Turner Foundation’s Community Youth Initiative, according to Rodney Stout, local coordinator of the Sheridan Turner Youth Initiative Committee which sponsors the initiative in Sheridan.

“Turner monies have gone a long way in supporting activities that enrich the lives of the Sheridan youth," said Stout. "We are even more thankful for this opportunity during these difficult economic times.”

The grants are earmarked for youth development in communities located near properties owned by R.E. (Ted) Turner, president of the Turner Youth Foundation headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

As part of the initiative, each town was asked to form an adult-youth partnership and to identify priorities for determining how the funds should be spent. Funding typically supports such things as after-school, mentoring, recreational, community service and self-esteem building activities as well as creating more opportunities in job training and building entrepreneurship.

Applications are available in the high school and elementary offices. They must be filled out and returned back into the office by March 1. If there are any questions please contact Rodney Stout at 842-5302.



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