Community-connected youth can make a positive difference.
Jump Starters Grants are available to emPowerU participants for youth-led service-learning projects in communities throughout northwest Missouri and bordering counties in Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa. Contact our Servant Leadership Team at 816.271.7200 for further information. Requests are reviewed by an allocations team and are awarded based on availability of funds.
Requests for collaborative projects of up to $10,000 may be considered.
Examples of funded projects led by youth include:
- Opening a thrift store in a small rural community
- Assembling backpacks with personal hygiene items and blankets to the Salvation Army for distribution to the homeless
- Building community gardens, walkways, and mobile apps highlighting local history