The “Elevating Youth Voices” initiative is a year-long program where Bright Promises Foundation is facilitating youth-led community improvement through a variety
of events and programs, including:
- The Elevating Youth Voices Video Series, spotlighting young people across Chicago who are creating positive community change.
- The Elevating Youth Voices Nonprofit Fair, featuring youth representatives from up to 30 Chicagoland nonprofit organizations sharing how they are taking the lead and working to create positive change in their communities.
- The Elevating Youth Voices Special Grant Program, where Bright Promises awarded $10,000 grants to five organizations to support the work of youth leaders.
Grants support programs where youth are responsible for identifying issues and needs in their communities, seeking responses and solutions, and actively working to create positive change.