Youth

The Youth category focuses on those under the age of 18 within Norton County and opportunities that are available to them outside of their direct education. 

Identified Goals:

  • Establish extracurricular activity programs outside of sports

  • Create opportunities for youth entrepreneurship and knowledge about business succession plans

  • Initiate tours of the county to inform youth of county history and unique strengths

  • Organize and develop youth leadership program

  • Prepare youth for careers through job shadowing, knowledge about education options and awareness of trades

  • Involve youth in community projects and groups

  • Develop Young Investor Club and Young Ameritowne of Kansas

  • Determine incentives for youth to stay or return to Norton County 

 

Grants Given Totaling $34,112.29:

  • Norton City/County Economic Development received grants in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 for the Norton County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge. This challenge is a competition where Junior High and High School students create a business venture, present an elevator pitch and advertise their idea at a trade show.

  • Norton City/County Economic Development received a grant in 2017 to help fund new safety and training equipment for Norton Stealerz Softball Teams.

  • Nex-Generation Round Up for Youth, Inc. participated in the 2017 Norton County Community Foundation Match Day to support ongoing programs.

  • The City of Norton Police Department received a grant in 2017 to hold a youth academy for young adults to learn more about what it means to work in the Police Department and how it impacts the community.

  • Norton Regional Health Foundation received grants in 2018 and 2019 for the summer Kid’s Cafe program that provides lunches and snacks to youth in the community under the age of 18. 

  • Nex-Generation Round Up for Youth, Inc. received a grant in 2018 for Young AmeriTowne of Kansas. This program offers lessons in free enterprise and economics for students to see the direct impact their actions and decisions have on themselves, their business and overall community. 

  • The Pool Park Project participated in the 2018 Norton County Community Foundation Match Day to purchase new playground equipment.

  • Scarman participated in the 2018 Norton County Community Foundation Match Day to support ongoing programs.

  • Northwest Kansas Juvenile Services received a grant in 2019 to provide The Parent Project classes aimed to empower parents and give them the necessary tools to combat destructive behaviors.

 

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Norton, Kansas 67654

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