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Kids love their video games. One of the most popular on
the market is Simcity. The object of the game is to make things happen in a
simulated city. The city of Las Vegas is offering a bigger, better
challenge to our city’s young residents, a chance to make things really
happen where they live.
Local youth who have bright ideas on how to improve
their communities can get a jumpstart from the city of Las Vegas Youth
Neighborhood Association Partnership Program (YNAPP). Grants up to $1,000
are available to youth in Las Vegas who have ideas for neighborhood
improvement projects for the upcoming year. Applications will be accepted
through November 18, 2005, until 5 p.m.
YNAPP builds the skills that all parents want their
children to have such as initiative, leadership responsibility, creativity
To qualify for the grants, the projects must be youth
initiated and driven, located in the city limits and done in partnership
with a neighborhood association/organization. The youth groups are
responsible for planning and executing the project and for matching their
grant with volunteer labor, donated materials or cash. This innovative
approach gives young Las Vegas residents a personal stake in getting things
done and gives them valuable, hands-on experience with overcoming
This is the sixth year the city has offered the grants.
So far, grant recipients have stepped up with $641,736 in matching services
to improve Las Vegas communities.
Successful YNAPP projects include nearly any positive
project young Las Vegas residents devise to address a need in their
Adopting senior retirement homes.
Neighborhood and school cleanups.
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The city of Las Vegas Neighborhood
Services Department is responsible for the Youth Neighborhood Association
Partnership Program, which is designed to use the gifts of young people,
while helping them grow into leaders in their community. For more
information or to apply, call Jocelyn Bluitt Fisher with the Neighborhood
Services Department at 229-5267 or visit the city’s Web site at
YNAPP is just one of the many ways
the city of Las Vegas Neighborhood Services Department is helping
neighborhoods help themselves.