Youth Foundation

2021-22 Officers

2020-21 Officers

NEMYF Facts

NEMYF was established in 2001 to involve young people in community development. NEMYF consists of 45-60 11th & 12th graders from 17 counties of Northeast Mississippi. NEMYF allows students to make a difference, be philanthropists, meet other teenagers, learn more about northeast Mississippi, develop leadership skills, lead fundraising, and award grants. NEMYF has an endowment fund that currently stands around $175,000 all of which was raised by the students! 

 

During the fall semester, students focus on developing their own leadership and fundraising skills.  They then work to set and reach a fundraising goal.  In the spring semester, students identify nonprofits in their home counties, share information about the programs they provide, and vote to allocate grant funds.  They also host a press conference to present these organizations with the funds and share an update on their endowment.

Other activities include: 

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Chadwich Long

BAnkplus
parke Family trust (sharron & bob parke)
Ludlam Funeral Services
Shelley key-russell

2021 NEMYF Grants

Lee

Tupelo Children’s Mansion – $715

Our mission is to offer hope through the love of Jesus Christ to orphaned or disadvantaged children by providing their physical, spiritual, emotional, social, and educational needs… contributing to their health, security, and happiness, and equipping them to lead productive lives.

Monroe

Aberdeen Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry – $200

Serves needy families and individuals by providing food and grocery items.

Pontotoc

Pontotoc County Food Panty – $200

Serves needy families and individuals by providing food and grocery items.

oktibehha

TK Martin Center at MSU – $715

Ensures that persons with disabilities are able to continually benefit from technological solutions and advances in the field of assistive technology.

Tippah

Tippah County Good Samaritan Center -$715

We are a supplemental food source for the citizens of Tippah County that meet certain economic criteria.

Tishomingo

Tishomingo County Food Depot – $715

Provides Tishomingo County residents in need with food baskets once a month to feed themselves and their families.

Union

Boys and Girls Club of North Mississippi – $715

Our purpose is to provide a safe place for youth to learn and grow. After school and during the summer months, Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County staff engage our members in a fun and educational activities that help develop strong morals, leadership abilities, and directly influence their ability to succeed later in life.

NEMYF BOARD MEMBERS 2021-2022

Alcorn

Takhia Crump
Tiffany Nhek
Parker LeGoff
Mollee Manahan
Brady Talley

Calhoun

Emmie Shaw
Abigail Maddox
Rena Claire Perkins
Kylie McGinnis

Chickasaw

Ollie Franklin
Leah Moore

Clay

Jeremiah Carter
Ruth Andrews

Itawamba

Tannar Broadway
Lia Darracott

Lafayette

Ginny Ross Fair

Lee

Jay Rutherford
Jayden Gray
Nan Pittman
Keili Ikemori
Connor McHenry
Olivia Hanby
Eron Hendrix
Batton Barber

Lowndes

Laila Sparks
Ben Campbell
Vishnu Sai Gadepaili

Monroe

Kyra Howard

Oktibbeha

Harris Ruffin

Pontotoc

Lindy Holley
Elizabeth Hale
Alauna Myhand
Anna Thomas
Joseph Henry
Jasmier Coleman
Dawson Suggs

Prentiss

Marlee George

Tippah

Rebecca Salinas

Tishomingo

Sarah Grace Barnes
Claire-Mann Taylor
Mark McCarley
Curt Carman
Audrey Williams

Union

Anna Liz Ray
John Bailey Meinz
Gia Vainisi
Sarah Robbins
Katie Evans
Janiya Rutherford
Jake Moore
Ashlyn Brown
Caroline Nelle Boatwright
CJ Shirley

NEMYF Fall Retreat 2021