The FORCE Youth Advisory Committee encourages local youth to get involved in solving problems in their community. This diverse group of teens, in grades 8–12, are actively engaged in community service and grantmaking.

FORCE was established in 1992 as a result of a $1 million challenge grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. These funds were permanently endowed for the benefit of youth. The committee utilizes the income generated annually from this fund to support various community projects and programs that affect children and teens in Saginaw County.

The goals of FORCE are to:

  • • Encourage local youth to get involved in community problem solving
  • • Provide youth with a meaningful experience in philanthropy and volunteerism
  • • Grant funds that will enrich the lives of Saginaw County youth and improve our community

To learn more about FORCE, contact Cecelia Hopkins at or (989) 755-0545.