Youth Opportunities Gives Fellow Non-profits an Opportunity to Learn with a Two-day GrantCrews Grant-writing Workshop in May

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Organization dedicated to breaking down barriers to mental healthcare for children supports fellow non-profits with grant-writing resource

Youth Opportunities will host a special two-day workshop geared toward non-profit organizations called “Grant Writing, Research & Capacity Building,” presented by Amanda Pearce of GrantCrews. The workshop will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, May 13 and Tuesday, May 14 at Youth Opportunities, located at 7670 Northpoint Court, Winston-Salem, NC 27106. The workshop is open to anyone, but registration is required. For more information or to register online, visit; to learn more about Youth Opportunities visit

The two-day program for non-profits shows participants how to identify and build relationships with funders, match financial needs with the right funders, and write successful proposals to maximize your chances for success. The program provides participants with tools to search for grants and shows how to navigate organizational websites to locate funding opportunities, grant databases and other resources. The $300 registration fee covers instruction, and includes a grant writing manual with tips, sample proposals and reference guide.

Amanda Pearce is a tenured grant writer, researcher and instructor. She began working with non-profits in high school as a volunteer and continued her work in the non-profit world as an employee during college. As part of a position in college she learned to write her first grant. Since then she has written grants, taught grant writing workshops, conducted research for and helped build the capacity of non-profits for over 13 years.

"Youth Opportunities is happy to host GrantCrews and provide a space for nonprofits in our community and surrounding areas to gain invaluable resources on this important topic,” said Crystal Simmons, Development Officer. “With this workshop our goal is that we will all get a better understanding of available funding sources for the unique needs of our organizations.”

“Grant Writing, Research & Capacity Building” is open to health and human service organizations, as well as arts groups and community foundations.

Youth Opportunities is a non-profit mental-health organization serving children and adolescents with mental, emotional and behavioral challenges. Programs and services include comprehensive clinical assessments as well as psychological and psychiatric evaluations to determine the appropriate diagnosis of the condition and the recommended service(s) for addressing it; medication management provided through our on-site child/adolescent psychiatrist; individual, group, and family therapy; day treatment and behavior modification; intensive in-home services; teaching social skills such as anger-management, effective communication and appropriate coping skills to both children and their families. For more information or to make an online donation, visit

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