Community Youth Foundation
“Life is an adventure, and I’m grateful to have the opportunity to see some new places.”
Ben Sheuer, 2010 Scholarship Recipient
Attending Yale University
The MCCU Community Youth Foundation
Empowering Youth Through Financial Literacy and Academic Achievement
To empower youth in our communities by promoting financial literacy and academic achievement, primarily through awarding scholarships to students in grades 6-12.
To encourage youth at an early age to obtain a higher education and financial literacy.
OUR BOARD MEMBERS
The foundation board is comprised of a diverse group of members of all ages who share a passion for the future of our youth. In fact, as a requirement, three of our board members must be 21 years of age or younger.
The Foundation awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors from our home communities. Scholarships are awarded in the Future Leaders catergory.
CYF Scholarship Application (PDF)
In addition to scholarships, the foundation works with other non-profit groups to address youth-focused issues. Past recipients include:
- Aitkin Children's Center
- Cloquet Educational Foundation
- McGregor Playground Initiative
- Duluth's East Hillside Patch
Our foundation counts on the support of individual and corporate contributions, successful fundraising events and $5 individual membership fees. Members have the right to attend special events and vote in board elections, as well as receive other benefits determined by the board. Join online or ask for an application at any MCCU location.
CYF Membership Application (PDF)
“I’m proud to be both a scholarship recipient and a board member. The board is dedicated to finding ways to best benefit and positively impact the future of our local young people.”
Katelyn Konietzko, 2010 Scholarship Recipient
Attending The College of St. Scholastica
Community Youth Foundation Board Member