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Ron Griffith Young Leaders Fund Announces New Grant Recipient
Submitted by Michael Garlitz on Sun, 03/10/2013 - 2:00pm
The Ron Griffith Young Leaders Fund announces a new grant recipient, Alex Beeby, operations manager at Just Food Co-op.
Alex participated in the Rising Star 2 (RS2) leadership training that was offered by Cooperative Development Services. This training has resulted in Just Food implementing trainings, communications and evaluations systems and establishing an employee personal development plan.
This opportunity allowed Alex to refine and reinforce approaches he has learned over the years and will continue to have an impact on not only Just Food Co-op, but on the larger community as well.
The Ron Griffith Young Leaders Fund’s mission of the fund is to support and develop the capabilities, talents and motivation of young adults in the Northfield community. Ron Griffith was the co-founder of Just Food Co-op who was widely recognized for his desire to inspire and train young leaders as a means of building a strong and sustainable Northfield community through collaboration and cooperation.
Grants are awarded by the Executive Director of the YMCA upon the recommendation of the Fund’s Grant Committee and are available to the community’s young leaders between the ages of 18 and 35 who need help getting their projects off the ground. Those with great ideas or projects, but without the funds to bring them to life, should contact the Northfield Area Family YMCA at (507-645-0088 or info @northfieldymca.org). Organizations and individuals interested in contributing to the Ron Griffith Young Leaders Fund are also invited to contact the YMCA.