The Youth Advisory Council of the Sturgis Area Community Foundation continues its work for and on behalf of area youth. The group granted over $15,200 in its Fall 2016 grant cycle supporting a variety of youth related programs and projects, and continues its community outreach work through community service projects. The group also continues to support college access for all in Sturgis through grants and its iGoToCollege mobile website for SHS student iPads.
Restoring the History of a Community
Sturgis Historical Museum-At the Depot
With the moving of the old railroad depot to its new location in downtown Sturgis the stage was set for the restoration of the building and establishment of a new interactive hands-on museum imparting the history of Sturgis. Through grants from the Newell A. & Grace A. Franks Fund with the SACF the Depot restoration is completed and work on the museum continues to move forward towards its anticipated opening in 2017.