EPYCS gives away $30,000 to local, state nonprofits through local schools | PostIndependent.com

EPYCS gives away $30,000 to local, state nonprofits through local schools

With the help of El Pomar Youth in Community Service (EPYCS), three local high schools presented $30,000 in grants to Colorado nonprofits.

Glenwood Springs High School, Colorado Rocky Mountain School and Eagle High School participate in the program.

Through the EPYCS program, high school students create mini-foundations and become trustees of $10,000. Each foundation must raise $500 through various student fund-raisers. Once the funds have been raised, El Pomar Foundation gives a matching grant of $9,500.

The students review grant proposals from Colorado nonprofits, and decide who to give to and how much to grant.

Tuesday, students from Glenwood Springs and Eagle high schools and Colorado Rocky Mountain School presented 24 grants to nonprofits from across the state.

Among the local grant recipients were RSVP Senior Scholars, $700; White River Conservation Project, $1,000; Valley View Hospital Sane Program, $2,000; Cooper Corner, $2,000; Carbondale Family Resource Center, $2,000 and CMC Foundation, $500.

During the 2001-2002 school year, 113 Colorado high schools participated in the EPYCS program across the state. Since the inception of the program, nonprofits have received more than $5.4 million in grants from high school students.

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