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Helping All Reach More Options Through New Youth Givers
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The HARMONY program is fostering the next generation of philanthropists in Onslow County.  Young people (ages 13-18) with a charitable idea could receive up to $800 to turn their idea into a reality. All you need is an engaging proposal and an accurate budget.  

The goal of HARMONY is to encourage lifelong giving and for those who participate to gain philanthropic skills.  If your idea is good enough you may be able to raise more funds or get assistance from area businesses and community members.

2014 Harmony Awards
HARMONY Awards were held at Jacksonville Youth Center

The 2014 HARMONY Awards Ceremony was held at the Jacksonville Youth Center.  This year $1,400 was granted for four youth led projects.

How to Apply for a HARMONY Grant
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First you need an idea that will help other young people in the community and then turn that idea into a project proposal. An example of a project proposal could be an after school program that provides SAT study assistance.

Next you need to make a budget. Our example SAT study group would need to budget for things like prep books, office supplies, snacks and maybe even a professional SAT instructor.

All project groups must have an adult supervisor or sponsoring organization to be eligible for a grant.  Adult supervisors or sponsoring organizations could be a community group or a school.

You can find a sample proposal and budget in the HARMONY application.

HARMONY Application and Official Rules
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Be sure to read the official rules and check out the sample project before applying. Once you've come up with a great a idea that will have a positive impact on youth in Onslow County you can print and fill out the application or you can fill out an application online at this link.

The deadline for all HARMONY applications is September 5, 2014.

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