GBL Youth Organization Volunteerism Grant

The Dylan Meier Get Busy Livin’Foundation (GBL)  will be sponsoring youth volunteerism activities through a granting process. The desire to serve others has always been ingrained in the GBL philosophy. Unbeknownst to Dylan, he began volunteering early in his life through sports and various activities; first as a Pittsburg Purple Dragon, then as a Kansas State Wildcat, a Dresden Monarch, and a Milan Rhino teaching leadership, hard work and camaraderie to all those he came in contact with. Later he combined  his volunteering efforts with his love for adventure and travel by making his way across New Zealand working on organic farms (see the Captain Keith sailing story), as a painter, and as a waiter in an organic café, always seizing the moment and soaking up the beauty the fiords and the people of New Zealand had to offer.  With that same enthusiasm, the GBL proudly announced two new programs in 2016.

A specific fund has been established to provide matching grants to be used for the purpose of any and all activities relating to youth volunteerism. Applicants must simply describe the volunteer activity and explain how the funds will be used to complete their worthy cause.

In addition to receiving a GBL Scholarship, TWO of the GBL scholarship recipients will be selected to be our GBL representatives on a volunteer abroad trip during the summer before beginning their college experience. The individuals will participate in the Cross Cultural Solutions High School Volunteer Abroad Program (see web site www.crossculturalsolutions.org). The GBL Foundation will provide a substantial grant (approximately $2,000) and will assist with the logistics for the trip.  The student must have a U.S. passport and also provide some matching funds to support this life changing adventure.  CCS has additional information to help the student raise matching funds.

 

Your donations and participation in the annual 5k run and walk will enable these programs to take flight.

We want this year to be the year that Get Busy Livin’, gets busy givin!