Thursday, June 30, 2005

America's Promise — The Alliance For Youth : 100 Best Communities for Young People

America's Promise — The Alliance For Youth : 100 Best Communities for Young People

Northeast Times-For service club, helping

Northeast Times: "For service club, helping
others is serious work

By Jeannie O’Sullivan
Times Staff Writer

At LaBrum Middle School, philanthropy is hot.
The 13 members of the Morrell Park school’s Community Service Club ask to do it. They encourage their friends to do it. They will even sacrifice a few precious minutes of lunch period to talk about it with a reporter.
Bragging is indeed in order.
Because of the club’s fund-raising efforts, the March of Dimes is $200 richer; students at Whittier School in North Philadelphia were able to rent a bus for a field trip to the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum in Maryland; and three lucky people now own a DVD player, a karaoke machine and a certificate good for dinner for eight at a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant.
These were the prizes from the raffles that the club held to raise funds for the projects."

Milford Daily News - Local News Coverage-"Young philanthropists award grant

Milford Daily News - Local News Coverage: "Young philanthropists award grant
By Rick Holland / Daily News Staff
Thursday, June 30, 2005

BELLINGHAM -- A teenager and his money are soon parted, to borrow a phrase -- just ask parents of high school students, many of whom will tell you they feel like human ATMs.
Rather than making regular withdrawals from mom's purse or dad's wallet to spend on the latest fashion or newest videogame, though, one group of local teens is giving money away, making decisions on which worthy youth-based programs to support.
The Strata Kids Count Mini-Grant Board was formed six months ago, giving its teenage members the authority to evaluate and decide where to award a portion of Strata Bank's charitable giving for underprivileged youth. Yesterday afternoon, the board made its first $500 grant to the Bellingham Skateboard Park, located behind the Stall Brook Elementary School.

Visibility, voice and empowerment

Visibility, voice and empowerment: "isibility, voice and empowerment
In its second year, Uth ACT is drawing on the support of pro-youth groups in Hampton.


Published June 30, 2005

A group of young people in Hampton is defying the perception that America's youth are apathetic.

This spring, Uth ACT held its second annual citywide youth rally. The event was geared toward raising awareness of youth involvement and to reach out to young people who aren't engaged in civic life. Drawing more than 400 people, the rally was the kickoff for a civic engagement weekend that included a leadership conference. Speakers included Joe Spencer, Hampton's vice mayor, and state Sen. Mamie Locke. Young talent was also showcased, with everything from teen skaters to poetry to hip-hop and rock performances."

Tuesday, June 28, 2005, Broadneck - Around Broadneck: Students connect with Kenya, Broadneck - Around Broadneck: Students connect with Kenya:
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"rhe past couple of years, Mr.Gregory, the charismatic founder and executive director of Kenya Connect, a non-profit created to encourage the exchange of understanding and communication between North America and Africa, has shuttled back and forth across the Atlantic. His mission is to enhance educational opportunities for the Kenyan children and, at the same time, increase American kids' awareness of less-well off cultures through philanthropy and old-fashioned pen pal writing."

Friday, June 24, 2005

Winnipeg Sun: Sports - High school athletes juggle work and play

Winnipeg Sun: Sports - High school athletes juggle work and play
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: "Bell excelled in volleyball, cross-country running, indoor and outdoor track and water polo. The 17-year-old, who plans to swim and run cross-country at the U of M, had a 98.1% average and was the student council co-president and chairman of the Lord Selkirk youth and philanthropy committee. " AWARDS (YIP) "Individuals, foundation honored for philanthropy
Three Des Moines residents, a Grinnell foundation and a youth from Madrid were chosen for the 2005 Central Iowa Philanthropy Day awards June 1.

Dr. Tom and Jo Ghrist were honored as outstanding philanthropists, Bob Pulver of Des Moines was named outstanding volunteer fundraiser, the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation was named outstanding corporation-foundation, and Charissa Frideres of Madrid was the outstanding youth in philanthropy."

Thursday, June 23, 2005

CV-S student recognized for volunteer program

CV-S student recognized for volunteer program: "CV-S student recognized for volunteer program

By Amy L. Ashbridge

Staff Writer

Vanessa Saba has been a busy young woman for the past several years.

Saba, 18, will graduate this weekend from Cherry Valley-Springfield Central School as valedictorian. She has a grade point average of 3.9 on a four-point scale.

She participates in school activities, including the yearbook and a magazine, is a musician and does community-oriented programs.

'It�s just giving back to the community,' Saba said Wednesday. 'It�s all things I�m interested in.'"

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Newport News-Times: Blazers Community Builders program empowers local youth

Newport News-Times: Blazers Community Builders program empowers local youth: "Blazers Community Builders program empowers local youth
By Laura Eberly Of the News-Times

Carmen Lara of Newport and Jennifer Reis of Yachats, members of the 2004-05 Lincoln County Youth Leadership Team, served as 2005 Blazers Ambassadors recently through the Blazers Community Builders Youth Corps, a program of the Portland Trail Blazers National Basketball Association franchise, Camp Fire U.S.A., and Hands On Portland. Program participants work to promote youth voice and advocacy in arenas throughout the Northwest, including the state legislature, and this year worked together in dividing $40,000 in philanthropic grant monies among regional organizations working to engage young people in their communities."

U.S. Newswire : Releases : "Young Pianist Donates CD Proceeds to Charity"

U.S. Newswire : Releases : "Young Pianist Donates CD Proceeds to Charity": "Young Pianist Donates CD Proceeds to Charity
6/22/2005 9:00:00 AM

To: National and State Desks, Feature Reporter
Contact: Tamara Ruggiero of the American Kidney Fund, 301-984-6657 or
ROCKVILLE, Md., June 22 /U.S. Newswire/ -� For several years, 17-year-old Tyler Sanchez had been composing original songs on the piano and performing for nursing home residents in his hometown of Racine, Wis. He was looking for a way to bring hope to even more people.
He hit upon the idea of composing and professionally recording a CD of his original compositions and donating all of the proceeds to charity. He called his project 'Notes for Hope' and titled his CD 'A New Beginning.'
Born with only one kidney, Sanchez chose to donate 50 percent of the proceeds "

San Juan Island Community Foundation-"San Juan Island Community Foundation Youth Initiative

San Juan Island Community Foundation: "San Juan Island Community Foundation Youth Initiative
posted 06/22/05
PRESS RELEASE: San Juan Island benefits in multiple ways from the San Juan Island Community Foundation activities. In addition to providing grants to non-profit organizations in support of services to residents and visitors on the Island, the Foundation encourages philanthropy and community involvement among citizens to help make the island a better place to live.
A key objective of the Foundation is to involve Island youth early on in activities which teach them the importance of community and provides them with the skills to make a difference. This is a major contribution to our community because children are our future. "

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

VillageSoup - Community News - VillageSoup-Youth Philanthropists Award Funds to Local Nonprofits

VillageSoup - Community News - VillageSoup: "Youth Philanthropists Award Funds to Local Nonprofits

By Youthlinks
ALice Shea
ROCKLAND (June 21): For the past five months, students from the Watershed Community School, in collaboration with Youthlinks and the Maine Community Foundation, learned firsthand about civic engagement through grant making.
To increase youth awareness of, and involvement in, philanthropy in Knox County, the Maine Community Foundation provided $5,000 annually for three years to Youthlinks, with the specific objective of offering youth education in philanthropy. This year, the final of the program, students from the Watershed Community School met weekly with a Youthlinks facilitator to create a foundation that provides funding to worthy area nonprofit organizations, as seen from a youth perspective. Choosing to narrow the types of programs eligible for funding, the youth, who referred to their foundation as Partners in Philanthropy (PIP),"

Kids celebrate by sharing

Kids celebrate by sharing: "As Dina Pfohl was printing last-minute invitations to her daughter Lila's fifth-birthday party, Lila was at her elbow with a reminder. 'Don't forget,' she said. 'I want a Peter Pan party like Julia.' With no prompting, the kindergartner was following the example set by her big sister � who for the past three years has asked her birthday-party guests to bring a donation to the Peter Pan Children's Fund instead of a gift."

Monday, June 20, 2005

Daily Journal, Johnson County, Indiana's Daily Online Newspaper

Daily Journal, Johnson County, Indiana's Daily Online Newspaper:

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"At the event, the foundation will unveil an online tool for parents and educators to use in teaching children about charitable giving, Daniels said."

Program teaches third-graders philanthropy

Program teaches third-graders philanthropy: "Program teaches third-graders philanthropy
PORTLAND - The Portland Foundation recently completed its 2005 Care & Share Philanthropy Program for Jay County third graders.
The program is designed to teach students philanthropic principles and what it means to care and share within our community, according to Jackie Davis, program officer for the foundation."

Friday, June 17, 2005

The giving generation

The giving generation: "The giving generation
�Millennials� volunteer more than �Gen-Xers� study shows

Thursday, June 16, 2005
Cox News Service
ALVINA SAYANI, A Fairfield High School junior-to-be, listened intently this week during her volunteer orientation at Mercy Hospital in Fairfield.
She, like the other 24 students from the Greater Cincinnati area in the room Tuesday � about a quarter of the total teens who would participate this year � were listening on their own time. This is how it will be for another 50 hours this summer.
Whether volunteering is an academic or religious requirement or an optional lifestyle decision, the Fairfield 16-year-old is not alone. "

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Town Times - News - 06/16/2005 - Students learning leadership, philanthropy

Town Times - News - 06/16/2005 - Students learning leadership, philanthropy: "Imagine how you could help the community if you had $1,000 to give away.

That's the task before a group of Swift Middle School students in Leaders of Tomorrow, a youth leadership development program funded by the Connecticut Community Foundation.
Soon, the students will be charged with deciding which worthy program in Watertown will be the recipient of a $1,000 mini-grant. Students will create guidelines, seek and evaluate proposals, and ultimately award the grant as part of the after-school program, which is itself supported by a $4,000 Youth in Action grant from the foundation."

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Daily Lesson Plan

Daily Lesson Plan: "Who Wants to Be a Thrillionaire?
Creating Funding Proposals in High-Tech Science
Priscilla Chan, The New York Times Learning Network
Bridget Anderson, The Bank Street College of Education in New York City

Grades: 6-8, 9-12
Subjects: Economics, Science
Interdisciplinary Connections

Overview of Lesson Plan: In this lesson, students learn about the investments undertaken by the 'thrillionaire' Paul G. Allen, and they propose future areas of high-tech scientific investment for Mr. Allen to pursue.
Review the Academic Content Standards related to this lesson.
Suggested Time Allowance: 1 hour"

Monday, June 13, 2005

Burlington Free Press - Local Stories Program puts teens on boards

Burlington Free Press - Local Stories: "Program puts teens on boards

By Adele Holoch

Soccer, the school play -- and service on a local organization's board of directors? Thanks to an initiative called Youth on Boards, high school students around Chittenden County have the opportunity to leave a mark not only on their schools, but also on their communities.

Students involved in Youth on Boards have been serving on city boards and commissions since 2002. Now the leaders of a new Youth on Boards initiative hope to place students on the boards of local nonprofit organizations " - Mansfield News - Local News-5-year-old raises more than $200 for tsunami relief - Mansfield News - Local News: "5-year-old raises more than $200 for tsunami relief
Friday, June 10, 2005

Gus Huiskamp was deeply moved by the human tragedy he witnessed on the news in the aftermath of the recent tsunami in Southeast Asia.

Approaching his mother, Mary Kate Flynn, the 5-year-old asked her if there was some way he could help the children left homeless and orphaned by the disaster. She asked him what he thought he could do and he decided that raising money was the best way he could help. "

Friday, June 10, 2005

Youth Groups Active in Philanthropy :: PNNOnline :: the nonprofit news and information resource

Youth Groups Active in Philanthropy :: PNNOnline :: the nonprofit news and information resource: "Youth Groups Active in Philanthropy
Posted by: laurakujawski on Friday, June 10, 2005
Topic General Fundraising
Consumerism may be at an all-time high. The latest estimates show teenagers in the U.S. spending $170 billion a year. But, according to the Council on Foundations, today's youth are doing more than just spending money. They are also contributing to their communities and are more actively involved in philanthropy than ever before.
Philanthropy youth groups are springing up all across America, according to Susan Price, author of The Giving Family: Raising Our Children to Help Others.
'Youth philanthropy projects help start children on the fulfilling journey toward generosity by teaching them how to use their time, talent, and, yes, money to help others,' said Price. 'It is a family-friendly, practical and upbeat way for parents to get their children excited about contributing to their communities.'"

The State | 06/10/2005 | Signs point to business for young entrepreneurs

The State | 06/10/2005 | Signs point to business for young entrepreneurs: "Junior Achievement�s free enterprise programs are taught in elementary, middle and high schools in 22 S.C. counties. High school students involved with the organization form a company, devise and market a product or service and seek to earn a profit, Grimball said. The organization encourages students to use their profit for philanthropy."

Thursday, June 09, 2005

youth grants

youth grants: "Youth Help Their Own With Grants

By Amy Bentley-Smith
Features Editor
Grant making and giving are usually jobs reserved for adults.
But in Long Beach, teens are taking up the task.
This week the Long Beach Youth Fund Grant Review Board � made up solely of non-adult members � awarded more than $14,000 worth of grants to youth-driven projects. This is the third year the grants have been handed out."

Press-Telegram - News-"Local youth give $14,000 to their peers

Press-Telegram - News: "Local youth give $14,000 to their peers
Anti-gang, multiculturalism projects granted awards.
By Greg Mellen
Staff writer
LONG BEACH � A group of local youth doled out more than $14,000 to peers as the Long Beach Youth Fund announced this year's award winners at a Wednesday ceremony.
The program, in its third year and overseen by the Long Beach Commission on Youth and Children, gives a board of 16 youngsters a chance to review and grant awards to projects proposed by local youth groups. This year, the board reviewed 15 proposals and granted awards to nine projects, with awards ranging from $545 to $1,986"

Friday, June 03, 2005 - Upland/Claremont - Upland/Claremont: "Recycling contest gives students lesson in philanthropy
Harrison Tanner had been collecting for a year.
But not the typical 8-year-old boy stuff like baseball cards, Star Wars' figures or pocket change. He was collecting plastic bottles and aluminum cans.
He had his family out collecting them, too. His father would take the empty water bottles from the gym; his mother scoured the ball field for recyclables.
'We also drank a lot of soda,' said Harrison with a smile."

.: Corvallis Gazette-Times :. News

.: Corvallis Gazette-Times :. News: "String students' efforts lead to philanthropy

Getting her violin, viola and cello students to drill their scales and hone their sight reading skills sometimes proves challenging for Lily Burton. Practice makes perfect, but it also can make for mutiny amongst budding virtuosos.
'I'm always looking for new ways to motivate the kids to practice,' said Burton, a strings teacher at Hoover Elementary School.

Noting that her students are 'very compassionate kids,' Burton began looking for ways to encourage both strings practice and philanthropy."

Thursday, June 02, 2005

General News

General News: "McMaster, Rathfon awarded Charity Challenge Service Scholarship

Brittany McMaster and Whitney Rathfon, seniors at North Clarion High School, were selected as recipients of the Keystone SMILES/Charity Challenge Service Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarships were presented at the North Clarion Academic Awards Assembly. Through this scholarship program, schools and communities are able to recognize high school seniors for outstanding service to their communities."

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Tony Danza Recognizes Students' $3.1 Million Gift :: PNNOnline :: the nonprofit news and information resource

Tony Danza Recognizes Students' $3.1 Million Gift :: PNNOnline :: the nonprofit news and information resource: "Garden's 11th annual Pasta for Pennies campaign by presenting a check for $3.1 million to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

The check represented the spare change collected through Pasta for Pennies by more than one million students nationwide during a three-week period in the school year. The class collecting the most funds in each school received a pasta party courtesy of their local Olive Garden.

'What an amazing effort by these students,' said Danza. 'Programs such as Olive Garden's Pasta for Pennies are a great way to introduce kids to community involvement and teach them that even the smallest gifts of kindness can really add up" - News - Article - Young keen to help others, says charity - News - Article - Young keen to help others, says charity: "Young keen to help others, says charity
Most youngsters are happy to volunteer their services for a worthwhile cause

Despite the image of young people as hood-wearing yobs, most of them would like to give up their time to do voluntary work, according to a new report today.
More than a third of youngsters questioned in a poll conducted by Oxfam revealed they had volunteered to help a charity in the past year. "

Times Leader | 06/01/2005 | Students give away grant funds

Times Leader | 06/01/2005 | Students give away grant funds: "Students give away grant funds

Northwest Area philanthropy project chose three groups to share the $5,000.


UNION TWP. � Some Northwest Area High School students got a lesson in philanthropy this year " | 06/01/2005 | Generosity an attitude that kids will sense | 06/01/2005 | Generosity an attitude that kids will sense: "Generosity an attitude that kids will sense

By Margaret Steen

Mercury News

Experts answer common questions about raising generous kids:
Q When I'm discussing philanthropy with my kids, how much should I tell them about homelessness, AIDS and other possibly upsetting topics?
A One expert likened these discussions to talking about sex: Be honest, but don't overwhelm young children with more information than they need.
Nicole Sanchez, executive director of Youth Philanthropy Worldwide, explained AIDS to her preschool-age daughter using concepts she could understand.
``We said, `It's a really, really difficult sickness,' '' Sanchez said. ``We didn't even get as graphic with her as, `People die.' ''"