Future Youth Involvement

Future Youth Involvement (FYI), the Youth Advisory Council of the Tuscola County Community Foundation, manages a permanent endowed fund that has assets of over $1 million dollars. FYI membership is comprised of students from the nine schools of the Tuscola Intermediate School District.

Jackie List-Houser and Megan Bartolowits serve as adult advisors mentoring the youth to make conscientious and often difficult decisions through a variety of program components including:

  • Request for proposals
  • Grant making
  • Fundraising
  • Conduct ‘Youth Needs Assessment’
  • Learning to run a small organization

FYI teaches youth the value of philanthropy and fosters leadership qualities as the committee works to make Tuscola County a better place to live.

Are You an FYI Alumni?

We would like to connect with our FYI Alumni. We are interested in hearing your stories about how your experience as a member of FYI has influenced your life. Please indicate which years you were involved (e.g. 2019/2020).

If you would be able to share this information, we can update our records and it would be greatly appreciated.

Please fill out the form to the right. Thank you!

FYI Alumni Outreach Form

FYI Members Volunteer at Spoonsful of Plenty

FYI members annually sponsor and volunteer to serve a meal to community members in the greater Caro area as part of learning about community service and giving back. This is a very popular community service project for FYI members.

FYI has awarded over $25,000 in grants so far in 2023!


Reese High School Fitness Room – Renovate facility for safety, access and efficiency

Tuscola ISD / Tuscola Technology Center – Purchase Padcaster for education starter kit

 Millington Community Schools Volleyball Program – Purchase two sets of poles, net storage rack & jerseys

 Tuscola County Fair Association – Purchase software for registering 4-H Youth Projects

 Caro Community Schools – Replace dive stand and refinish diving boards

 Unionville-Sebewaing Area Schools – Supplies to support Patriot DREAM program

Mini Grants

USA Middle School – 1st Annual MAD (Making a Difference Day)

USA High School – 2nd Annual MAD (Make a Difference Day)

FALL 2022

Millington Community Schools – support track program supplies and equipment

Rotary Club of Cass City –  support Sensory Garden build in Rotary Park

Unionville-Sebewaing Area Schools – Guest speakers for middle and high school

Vassar Public Schools – support Gymnastics program with equipment

Cass City Public Schools – support upgrades to concession stands at football field and high school

Cass City Public Schools – STEM Program – purchase two laser engravers and Honey Comb working tools

Reese Public Schools – Peer Mental Health Support & Awareness programs


Tuscola Transition Network – Support transition day for 10th grade students with special needs

Millington High School Physics Club – Replace outdated computers and software for rocket building

Vassar High School Gymnastics – Purchase uneven bars for gymnastic team

Schall Elementary – Hope Rocks! – Provide free art supplies/instructions so students of all socio-economics can participate

Village of Cass City – Construct one dugout for the softball fields in the Cass City Municipal Park

Tuscola Technology Center Agri-science – Purchase ultra-sound unit that will teach skills in animal husbandry and reproduction

Tuscola Technology Center Electronics Program – Purchase kits/curriculum from LocoRobo to teach drone technology

Millington High School Yearbook – Purchase a camera for yearbook production

Unionville-Sebewaing High School Leadership Team – Transportation support for students completing volunteer projects

FALL 2021

Kingston Community Schools – RC cars (building, racing and competing) while teaching engineering

Sleep in Heavenly Peace Michigan – Flushing – Purchase mattress for 30 beds to be built by Millington HS student volunteers

Cass City Schools – Gaming computers for E-sports team

Caro High School Girls – Build a batting/pitching cage

Vassar High School Robotics – Registration for FRC, VEX and building robots

Reese High School Peer to Peer Program – Support building wide mental health awareness campaign

Millington Community Center – Repair parking lot with gravel

Millington-Arbela Historical Society – Update/digitize local resource book “The History of Millington Schools”

New Light Consultants – Build a pavilion for use of clients, community and staff


Kingston Student Leadership Committee – Support student team building activities.

Vassar Middle School Robotics Team – Support middle school robotics team.

The Fowler Center -Support installation of fiber optic transmission lines to campus building.

Vassar High School Gymnastics  – Purchase new training equipment.

Reese High School – Purchase weight machine.

Tuscola Technology Center – Purchase a new point of sale system for school teaching store.

FALL 2020

Kingston Community Schools- Introduce students to RC cars, including building, racing and competing while teaching engineering.

Sleep in Heavenly Peace – Purchase mattresses for 30 beds to be built with Millington High School student volunteers.

Cass City Schools -Purchase gaming computers for Esports team.

Caro High School Girls Softball Program – Construct and build a batting/pitching cage.

Vassar High School Robotics– Purchase FRC, VEX and building robots.

Reese High School– Support a building wide mental health awareness campaign. 



Tuscola Intermediate School District – Tuscola Transition Day for 10th grade transition day. “Outdoor Learning for Independence” supporting students with special needs meet their transition plans.

Barb Smith Suicide Resource & Response Network – Implement a layered training model for suicide prevention and remove barriers to Tuscola County residents seeking training.

Kingston Schools – Youth Athletic Program -Upgrade elementary baseball and softball school fields.

Millington Jr/Sr High School  – Funding for classroom set of Chromebooks for Khan Academy classes – grades 8-9-10.

Vassar High School, High School Robotics Team 7784 – Supporting robotics team program.


2022-23 FYI Participants

Akron-Fairgrove Schools

  • Marissah G.
  • Leah K.
  • Angeliki V.  

Caro Community Schools

Kaya V.
Kailiegh G.
Marik P.
Olivia W.

Cass City Public Schools

  • Saylar C.
  • Kacee G.
  • Shelby I.
  • Landyn S. 

Kingston Community Schools

  • Christopher C.
  • Abby W.
  • Gracy W.
  • Chesaney W. 

Mayville Community Schools

  • Stella Z.
  • Al S. 
  • Emma M. 
  • Rachel L. 

Millington Community Schools

  • Sawyer K.
  • Jillian F. 
  • Ryan K. 
  • Sophia D. 

Reese Public Schools

  • Rachel S.
  • Wyatt W.
  • Ian W. 
  • Emma H. 

Unionville-Sebewaing Area Schools

  • Olivia T.
  • Bree T. (Board Rep) 
  • K. Arnold
  • M. Gettel

Vassar Public Schools