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Thank you to all those who attended our first "Courtside Networking" event on Feb. 6th!  Photos are now available at:  or on the GenNext Facebook page.   
GenNext had a busy monthy in December hosting a community conversation with Pathway to Potential, volunteering for Community Living Essex as gift wrappers at Devonshire Mall and gathering at our Holiday Party.  Check out photos from events at: or visit our Facebook Page to keep up with our latest news!

2012 GenNext Youth Leadership Grant Program
GenNext is pleased to announce the 2012 recipients of its Youth Leadership Grant Program!  Grants of $2,500 each have been approved for the following initiatives:
AIDS Committee of Windsor (Young & Proud Youth Group)
The AIDS Committee of Windsor will be utilizing the grant to supports its Young and Proud Youth Group.  The goal of the group is to reach out to at-risk youth across Windsor and Essex County to engage and empower them to speak out and promote awareness regarding issues facing those who identify as LGBTIQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersexed and Queer).
Youth & Family Resource Network (Voices of Youth in Community)
Youth & Family Resource Network will be utilizing the grant to support Voices of Youth in Community, a youth leadership program for individuals aged 15 to 25, which aims to strengthen the community through education and social opportunities, and volunteer mentors.  The grant will be used to assist in the delivery of a two-day camp retreat at Camp Henry in Point Pelee National Park, where youth will be given an opportunity to develop understanding and acceptance skills, positive communication and coping skills relating to self-esteem.
Congratulations to both organizations.  We look forward to your progress over the next year!
The GenNext Youth Leadership Grant Program was created in an effort to cultivate the next generation of leaders by engaging local youth aged 14 to 25 in youth-led activities that:
  • Strengthen youth leadership skills
  • Increase opportunity for youth to develop creative approaches to issues affecting youth in Windsor and Essex County.
Applications to the 2012-2013 program have now closed.  Applications for next year's program will be available in Spring 2013.
About GenNext Windsor-Essex County
GenNext is a United Way committee focused on increasing volunteerism, philanthropy and leadership development among local individuals in their 20s and 30s.  Interested in getting involved?  Want to learn more about us?  Contact us today!
Anjana Jacob, Coordinator, GenNext Windsor-Essex County
519-258-0000 x1180
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