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Youth advisory council gets into spirit

In the spirit of buying locally, giving locally and community service, Marquette County Youth Advisory Council members purchased toys at Shopko in Marquette which they donated to The Mining Journal Cheer Club. Funds used were from the group’s endowed youth funds from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation that they distribute earned interest from each year. From left is Hannah Swajanen, Anna Garrow, Alexis Carriere, Sierra Bentti, Natalie Tripp, Kateri Darr, Liam Darr and Ian Bek. One member not pictured is Zita Jameson. The YAC (Youth Advisory Councils) are made up of high school age students who are committed to changing their communities through philanthropy. YACs primarily focus on three fundamental areas: Fund development, youth empowerment and grantmaking. They also organize and engage in various forms of community service in the areas which they represent. For further information, contact Parent Advisor Michele Bentti at 269-908-0144. (Courtesy photo)