Alumni Ventures Fund

20th Anniversary of the Young Leaders Program
Alumni Small Grants

It’s been twenty retreats since the first Youth Leadership Retreat! In the past years the program has undergone many changes, locations, and even a new name – The Young Leaders Program. Celebration is an important part of growth in any organization and we want to give you, the alumni of the program, the chance to celebrate.

MCW is awarding grants of $500 to alumni who want to host a YLP event to celebrate the 20th Anniversary. This can be anything from a guest speaker, to a dinner, to a volunteer project. The event must take place during 2017 and must relate to MCW and the YLP in some way.

Check out how these three alumni have used their 20th Anniversary Alumni Grant!

20th Anniversary Alumni Grants – Requirements

•Alumni must apply in groups of at least 2 (unless there is only one alumni in the location)
•Any alumni can apply, including 2017 participants who completed the retreat.
•MCW branding must be used in all promotional material
•The event must be documented (including social media)
•Alumni events must highlight an item from the YLP (community impact, alumni network, mentoring, leadership, global citizenship)
•A one page summary must be completed after the event


September 8, 2017 – Applications open
September 22, 2017 at 11:59 pm – Applications close
September 29, 2017 – Winners announced
Projects must take place by December 31, 2017