UPDATE: NextGen voted OASIS to receive their grant at tonight’s meeting.
Members of NextGen Impact have visited CASA and OASIS, the two finalists, and tonight, NextGen’s 102 members will vote for one to receive the grant total of $10,200.
CASA’s project, titled “Family Court Children’s Room” requests the NextGen Impact to provide furnishings, decor and play equipment for children who are awaiting their case hearing in the Daviess County Family Court.
OASIS’s project, titled “Child Treatment Through Play” requests the NextGen Impact grant to purchase and install a new playground and bench inside the playground area at OASIS. The space will also be used by counselors for play therapy for children with PTSD.
The NextGen board consists of Joy Carroll, Elizabeth Griffith, Sarah Howard, Emmy Woosley, Amanda Owen and Jean Yewell. Over the summer, the board met with the NextGen members to review grant applications from local non-profits. NextGen chair Joy Carroll said the board was impressed and honored to watch these young women develop a philanthropic spirit.
“We were connecting young, impressionable minds with knowledge and experiences that can empower them to make a difference in our community,” Carroll said of the NextGen members.