Area Students Receive Jump Starter Grant

Area Students Receive Jump Starter Grant

Troy, Kansas, High School is receiving Jump Starter grant funds designed for students empowered to make a difference in their community.

Troy High School seniors Abby Parks and Griffin Weber, along with Troy educator Jeremy Prudden, have received $4,435.50 allocated for their high school beautification project. The project will enhance the look of the high school and increase school pride.

The students said the beautification will bring the community together and will be something that everyone will notice.

“The community service that we are doing here at school is going to make it look a lot nicer in the front and is going to rally our community a little bit and get everyone more excited to come here,” Weber said.

Through this project, students will gain real-world volunteer experience, practice leadership, problem-solving, planning and time management. The project is planned to be completed around June 1.

Competitive Jump Starter grants are available for up to $10,000. emPowerU participants may apply for student-led service-learning projects in communities throughout northwest Missouri and surrounding counties in Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa. Since 2007, the Foundation has awarded 63 Jump Starter grants totaling over $350,000.

Visit or call 816.271.7200 for additional information on Jump Starter grants.