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Summer Youth Program Fund Orientation Meeting: October 28, 2014

The annual Summer Youth Program Fund Orientation will be held:


Tuesday, October 28, 2014
North United Methodist Church
3808 North Meridian Street
8:00 am:  Continental Breakfast
8:30 am:  General Session
9:45 am to 12 Noon:  Learning Sessions


  • New Organizations – those that have never received an SYPF grant or those that received a grant for the first time in 2014—are expected to attend the general session and encouraged to attend break-out sessions.

  • Veteran Organizations -- those that received a grant from the partners through SYPF for at least the past two years—are strongly encouraged—to attend the meeting. 

  • Due to space limitations, attendance will be limited to one person per veteran organization.  New organizations (as defined above) may send two representatives.  Organizations with more than one site/branch may send one person per site. 


This meeting provides an opportunity for professional development and networking as you plan your 2015 summer program.  During the general session, Ron Gifford, CEO of Jump In for Healthy Kids, will share their collective strategy to reduce childhood obesity, and we’ll review the revised online grant application for 2015.  Breakout sessions will be offered on resource development; free and low-cost food resources; youth protective factors and supporting safe neighborhoods; integrating art and fun learning activities into summer programs; and mental health and suicide prevention.  


The deadline for submitting proposals for 2015 funding will be 12 noon on Tuesday, December 2, 2014.  Each funding partner will review applications in their interest/priority areas and make funding decisions separately.  Partners may confer with each other during the review process.  


The application link will be posted at www.summeryouthprogramfund-indy.org following the orientation meeting.  This website also offers helpful resources for planning your program. 


RSVP to Sue Houk at Lilly Endowment Inc. by email at summeryouthprogramfund2015@yahoo.com by October 22.  Responses can only be accepted via e-mail.


We’ll look forward to seeing you on October 28th!



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