Stratford News United Way Perth-Huron handing out $9 thousand in funding through Youth in Action Grants SHARE ON: Casey Kenny, staff Thursday, May. 16th, 2019 (Image supplied UWPH, Facebook) It’s a record-setting amount when it comes to the United Way Perth-Huron’s Youth in Action Grants. Officials from the UWPH say they have awarded nine grants through the program this year with recipients representing a wide variety of focus areas and communities across Perth and Huron Counties. A total of $9 thousand will go out through the grants which officials say represent an opportunity for youth to access up to $1 thousand to develop and implement projects that address important issues in their communities. The recipients are: – Out of My Mind school workshops on physical and communication disabilities offered by youth in Stratford with support from Facile. – BlueBuds Mentoring Program led by upper year students to help ease the transition of younger students into high school at Mitchell District High School. – Promoting youth mental health through awareness and training at Goderich District Collegiate Institute. – Student-led Youth Cooking in Action program to bring healthy lunches to students at South Huron District High School. – Include2Improve inclusiveness tour of local high schools organized by St. Marys youth and Community Living St. Marys. – Ontario Students Against Impaired Driving Leadership Workshop led by youth in Goderich to raise awareness about the risks of highly impaired and distracted driving. – Don’t Waste the Chance to Recycle – promoting the recycling of unusual items (art supplies, non-food pet supplies, pharmaceutical waste, snack rappers) – led by a student working with the City of Stratford. – Formation of a Perth East Youth Action Council to increase student engagement in the community, inspired by a youth in Milverton and implemented by the Municipality of Perth East. – Gender and Sexuality Alliance support to help reduce homophobia and transphobia, led by students at Listowel District Secondary School.