Tuesday, January 27, 2009


The Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio’s Youth Empowerment Program has partnered with Direct Energy to offer leadership awards to recognize youth in Ohio who have experienced homelessness/housing crisis and are trying to better their situations. There will be four (4) leadership awards given each in the amount of $500. Awards will be presented to the winners at the COHHIO conference April 20th and 21st.

Any youth or young adult, in or out of school, (11 to 22) in Ohio who has experienced homelessness or housing crisis, including youth who have lived in shelters, doubled up, independently homeless, or who have lived in other types of transitional or temporary situations are eligible to apply.

The leader award can be used for expenses associated with any leader opportunity identified by the applicant. This may include, but not limited to: Class trips, summer camp, sports, music, art or dance programs and supplies, college fees, GED classes, tutoring, school tuition, extracurricular activities, graduation fees, college visits, test fees and prep courses, summer classes, or anything that will contribute to the personal and leadership development of the youth.

To obtain an application, contact Angela Lariviere or Nick Bates at 614-280-1984. Applications are due March 17, 2009.

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