For Youth Initiative

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*For Youth Application please go to directly to Vendor


The Office of the Mayor is committed to supporting and enhancing the lives of youth in the City of Fall River by providing scholarship opportunities to participate in extra-curricular activities throughout the year. In service of that commitment, the Office of the Mayor seeks to support strong nonprofit organizations and small businesses in the City of Fall River that provide quality youth programming.

Information for Vendors:

Vendors that are fiscally responsible, nonprofits and small businesses and offer out of school activities for youth within the City of Fall River are eligible to participate. Vendors may apply to BGC For Youth Initiative Coordinator for initial review to determine eligibility and City will make final approval.

Vendors must commit to a number of scholarship spots they are able to allocate towards the “For Youth Initiative.”

Vendors must be willing to comply with reporting obligations and commit to providing evidence-based data on each youth receiving scholarship while attending program.

Vendors will be reimbursed directly from For Youth Initiative for each qualified youth participating in the program and on scholarship.

Information for Youth:

All eligible vendors will be listed on the City website.  Flyers will be distributed to all City schools, youth agencies and programs working with the youth in Fall River. Youth and/or their guardian/families will reach out directly to eligible vendors/programs of interest and will be required to fill out applications with supporting documents that establish proof of residency. Youth applications will also be available at Boys and Girl’s Club and on the City of Fall River website

Scholarships may also be available to help cover equipment or materials required for activity.

Youth must attend program as outlined by vendors. If youth are not complying with attendance requirements/rules of vendor, they will forego scholarship and be excused from program.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Youth Eligibility:
  • Resident City of Fall River
  • Household income less than $150,000
  • Youth kindergarten through 12th grade
  • Up to the age of 18 / 2023 graduate
  • Youth that have dropped out of school.
  • Vendor Eligibility:
  • Fiscally responsible organization/business
  • Located within the City of Fall River
  • Tax ID number
  • Liability Insurance
  • CORI checks for all employees

*This document/advertisement is financed, in full, through the American Rescue Plan Act

Please direct any inquiries to:

Susan Cavaco
For Youth Initiative Coordinator
Boys & Girls Club of Fall River