WHO WE ARE
We are 12 - 18 year old Allegan County students who
have made a commitment to represent our peers and our
WHAT WE DO
- We determine what community service projects we
want to take on based on the impact it will have on
- We are responsible for the review and recommendation
of over $50,000 a year in grants to non-profits that
serve Allegan County youth.
- We award Allegan County Youth and Teacher mini-grants.
- We have the only known youth-designed, youth-driven
scholarship program. Scholars are chosen by TAG Team
members based on their academic efforts and community
YOUTH LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
- To support, encourage and remind our peers that
we all make choices…the YLC reminds us that confidence,
kindness and self-respect lead to healthy choices.
The ACCF Youth Fund and the ACCF TAG Team Scholarship
Fund are invested under the direction of the Allegan
County Community Foundation.
The ACCF Youth Fund is endowed, assuring future generations
of the programs and services available for a healthy
and supportive childhood.
ACCF TAG Team Scholarships are awarded to Allegan County
graduating seniors based on their academic efforts and
community service. TAG Team members created the scholarship
fund and conduct the review and interviews themselves.
In 2011 the TAG Team invested over $46,000 into Allegan
County by supporting the following organizations:
Christian Neighbors Plainwell, Center for Women in
Transition, Housing Resource Center, Love INC, Parent
to Parent of SW Michigan, Sylvia's Place, Imagination
Library, Hungry for Christ, Safe Harbor Children's Advocacy
Center, Wishbone Pet Rescue, First Congregational Church,
and the Children's Museum of Fennville.
TAG Team Scholars:
Alison Goyings - Plainwell H.S.
Nathan Winter - Saugatuck H.S.
to TAG members:
- Peer Advocacy
- Team Building
- Increased Confidence
- Leadership Skills
- Introduction to Philanthropy
- Enhances College Application and Builds Résumé
- Extensive Community Involvement
- Public Speaking Opportunities