Hancock County Youth as Resources approves funding for 13 projects next year


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Wish granted: Adult project leader Kristen Lee-Oliver (from left) stands with Youth as Resources board member Allison Frazier, youth project leader Lesley Nickels and YAR youth board member Ginna Wood. Nickels' group was awarded $127.57 to fund the Social Seniors project.


GREENFIELD — A dollar doesn’t go as far as it used to, but several Hancock County youths have found ways to stretch a buck while doing good this year.

At the Hancock County Youth as Resources kick-off celebration last week, just four of the 13 projects funded for the next year requested the full $1,000 grant. Jeannie Roberts, Hancock County YAR coordinator, said some of this year’s most impactful projects requested the smallest grants.

“That money is really going a long way,” Roberts said.

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