Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Daily Journal, Speech kicks off Youth Philanthropy Initiative

Daily Journal, Johnson County, Indiana's Daily Online Newspaper: "Speech kicks off Youth Philanthropy Initiative
Daily Journal staff writer

Aug. 31, 2005

Johnson County students were told Tuesday that they are lucky they don’t have to sleep on a dirt floor, beg for water to drink or have only bread to eat.

Col. Paul Grube said this is the situation for many Afghan children, which he witnessed daily while recently stationed in Afghanistan.

He spoke to middle- and high-school students at the kickoff for Youth Philanthropy Initiative for Johnson County.

Monday, August 29, 2005

North Adams Transcript - Today's Headlines-Summer interns help out at nonprofits

North Adams Transcript - Today's Headlines: "Summer interns help out at nonprofits

By Karen Gardner
North Adams Transcript

WILLIAMSTOWN -- Fifteen Williams College students spent the summer working in internships courtesy of the New England Patriots' owner.

Through the Kraft Foundation, Robert Kraft -- whose sons Jonathan and Joshua are Williams graduates -- endowed the program in support of nonprofit groups throughout New England."

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Sam Goody Challenges Youth to ''Do Something'' with Exclusive Magazine; Stores Offer Free, Philanthropic Magazine Published by Teen Community Service

Sam Goody Challenges Youth to ''Do Something'' with Exclusive Magazine; Stores Offer Free, Philanthropic Magazine Published by Teen Community Service Organization, ''Do Something'': "sam Goody Challenges Youth to ''Do Something'' with Exclusive Magazine; Stores Offer Free, Philanthropic Magazine Published by Teen Community Service Organization, ''Do Something''

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 24, 2005--Musicland Group, Inc., one of the nation's leading specialty retailers of music, movies, games and entertainment-related products, today announced a partnership with teen organization, Do Something to offer BUILD magazine, free of charge, to youth that shop Sam Goody stores. The magazine is the only youth-oriented, public service magazine with national distribution.

Starting this week, youth interested in making a difference in their community can pick up a copy of BUILD at nationwide Sam Goody stores. The issue, featuring Kanye West on the cover, celebrates young people changing their world. Regular features of the magazine include articles about celebrities who are working to change the world, suggestions on how to get involved in the community, and profiles of young leaders and their amazing philanthropic efforts. The magazine's goal is to provide young people with the tools, inspiration and motivation to make a difference in the world by celebrating the good works of others."

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

NGfL: News-UK pupils fit for charity action

NGfL: News: " UK pupils fit for charity action
A charity which began in South Wales schools has been adopted throughout the UK with the backing of the British and Irish Lions after it proved such a success.

The aim of Schoolchildren for Children is to motivate schoolchildren to walk, jog or run a minimum of one mile to raise �1.

Half the money is spent on extra-curricular equipment and sports activities, while the remaining 50 per cent goes towards providing education in developing countries for books, feeding programmes and gap-year placements in the third world."

Northwest Indiana News:

Northwest Indiana News: "The Times

CROWN POINT | Philanthropy is the giving of your time, talent and treasure for the good of someone or something else. Working with fifth- and sixth-graders from MacArthur Elementary School last spring, the Crown Point Community Foundation helped young students understand the meaning of philanthropy."

Not Your Father's Foundation

Not Your Father's Foundation: "Not Your Father's Foundation
Young philanthropists have their own ideas about what causes to back -- and they aren't always the ones favored by their families

Danielle Durchslag, an effervescent 24-year-old who hopes to become a professional photographer, grew up in a family that has a motto of its own: 'Nothing will ever be accomplished if all objections must first be overcome.' Those are the words of her great-grandfather, Nathan Cummings, founder of Sara Lee (SLE )."

Monday, August 22, 2005

Dallas Morning News |"Jewish youth put their gifts to work

Dallas Morning News | News for Dallas, Texas | Religion: "Jewish youth put their gifts to work

Charity funds created to build on bar and bat mitzvah money

05:28 PM CDT on Friday, August 19, 2005

By HARRIET P. GROSS / Special Contributor to The Dallas Morning News

REX C. CURRY/Special Contributor
Samara Kline and her son Ryan are working with a fund that encourages donation of bar or bat mitzvah gifts to charity.

The words of Proverbs 22:6 take on new meaning with Donor Advised Funds, an approach to raising money for charity that has been established by bar mitzvah-age youth through the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation.

K-Help (Kids Helping Everyone Live Peacefully) is what 25 young people at Greenhill School have named their fund, one of the newest in the program.

Program helps teens grasp needs of public - Tom Groening

Program helps teens grasp needs of public - Tom Groening: "Program helps teens grasp needs of public
Monday, August 22, 2005 - Bangor Daily News

ROCKLAND - How many 16-year-old boys know the organizational and budgetary structures of area social service agencies?

Danji Buck-Moore of Rockland does.

Buck-Moore and two other teens participated in a program in which they awarded $5,000 in grant funds to local groups fighting poverty and hunger.

The Partners in Philanthropy program is run by Youthlinks, a Rockland nonprofit dedicated to working with 11- to 17-year-olds.

The philanthropy program was created by the Ellsworth-based Maine Community Foundation, which provided the $5,000 for the teens to distribute.
" Doing good can do you some good Doing good can do you some good: "Doing good can do you some good
August 22, 2005

When I mention to a friend that I am dropping my son off at community service, she looks distressed. 'Is he in trouble?' she asks. Another friend has the same reaction, offering condolences about teenage behavior.

At first I don't get it. My son is fulfilling his high school's community service requirement by volunteering in a soup kitchen. Why would anyone think that's a problem? Then the light dawns. In the age of Jennifer Wilbanks and other white-collar criminals sentenced to volunteer work instead of jail time, community service has become a synonym for punishment. Service has become a dirty word."

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Charlotte Observer | 08/18/2005 | 2 use birthday for others

Charlotte Observer | 08/18/2005 | 2 use birthday for others: "2 use birthday for others

Party guests told to give gifts to Make-A-Wish; more than $2,000 raised


John and Cathy Humphries are brother and sister, born eight months apart -- Cathy is adopted -- and so similar in thought their physician mother calls them 'virtual twins.'

Both are rising seventh-graders at Charlotte Country Day School. They share interests, including soccer, and some friends. So it seems appropriate that they would celebrate their birthdays together, somewhere between their birth dates: John turned 12 on June 11, Cathy turns 13 on Oct. 4."

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Charity Pair Set For Tsunami Trip (from Bucks Free Press)

Charity Pair Set For Tsunami Trip (from Bucks Free Press): "Charity pair set for tsunami trip

By Jenna Towler

A STUDENT from Beaconsfield, who raised more than �1,000 for the tsunami fund, is travelling to Sri Lanka to help rebuild a village destroyed in the disaster.

Melissa Brandon, 20, of Grove Road, and her friend Jessica Bloomfield, 21, from Somerset, have given up their summer holidays to work for the charity in charge of helping to rebuild the small fishing village of Ambalangoda, near the city of Galle.

Melissa said: 'I am really looking forward to it seeing where the money we raised has gone.

'We will be doing all sorts of things like helping rebuild and helping out in the orphanage.'"

Friday, August 12, 2005

Greenwood Commonwealth - News - 08/12/2005 - Students, nonprofits help buy supplies

Greenwood Commonwealth - News - 08/12/2005 - Students, nonprofits help buy supplies: "mountain of school supplies is making its way around Leflore County, thanks to the efforts of 40 high school seniors and three non-profit organizations.

'Our mission is to alleviate the hardships in the Delta. If you're trying to buy food and gas and pay the bills, something is going to lack. These kids need their school supplies,' said Veronica Lowe, an Itta Bena worker with Americorps VISTA, which helped coordinate the event.

The students, from Amanda Elzy, Leflore County and Greenwood high schools, raised $400 over three weeks for the project. "

Howard County Times-Fostering leaders goal of Youth on Board program

Howard County Times:
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"Siegel, who will be a senior at Wilde Lake High School, was getting a tour on a recent Wednesday of the nature reserve's grounds. This was in preparation for her temporary role as a youth board member for the conservancy.

As part of Leadership Howard County's pilot Youth on Board program, Siegel is one of nine high school students who have been selected to work on the boards of local nonprofits for the next year, committing about five hours a month."

Teen volunteers get a feel for the real world

Teen volunteers get a feel for the real world: "Teen volunteers get a feel for the real world
In exchange for hard work, students develop job skills, bolster resumes


'Try to use a soft voice, and try not to run,' Peter Dang instructs a young boy and girl before opening the wooden gate to the Woodland Park Zoo's petting area. 'It'll scare the animals.'

The lanky 17-year-old Lake Washington High School senior patiently repeats the instructions to each group of children who visit the goats, demonstrating how they should touch the animals by patting the back of a nearby model that's covered with hair."

Monday, August 08, 2005

. It's also a good opportunity to teach teens about charitable giving.

: "Parents need to first determine how much they want to spend on their kids' clothing and school supplies, then subtract any essential items you want to ensure are bought. Then tell your teen how much money she'll have to spend at the store.

Next, you and your teen should go through his closet to assess what's needed. 'Taking an inventory of the closet is not a bad thing to do before you go,' Gurney said, to determine how much and which items are needed. It's also a good opportunity to teach teens about charitable giving. 'What charity do you want me to give it to?' That's a great thing to do.'"

Young adults playing for charity once again

Young adults playing for charity once again: "Young adults playing for charity once again
Production will benefit Daisy program for handicapped children
Staff Writer

EAST BRUNSWICK — While “The Fine Art of Double Crossing” would sound like a political novel in some circles, it’s actually something that’s taking place right in East Brunswick.

The East Brunswick Young Adult Charity Players (YACP) will present its annual musical this weekend at East Brunswick High School, with all proceeds going to the Daisy Parents Association, which runs programs for handicapped children in Middlesex County.

The Phoenix - News - 08/05/2005 - PCHF hands out $900K in grants to 45 groups

The Phoenix - News - 08/05/2005 - PCHF hands out $900K in grants to 45 groups: "he Phoenixville Education Foundation collected $15,000 to support the truancy program and $24,000 toward the Youth and Philanthropy program in the middle and high schools.

'The Youth Philanthropy program empowers students to make responsible decisions about community-based charitable organizations and teaches them the importance of giving back to their community,' said Nan Odenthal, community relations coordinator."

Freddie Mac Foundation Invests Nearly $5.5 Million in Programs That Enrich the Lives of Vulnerable Children and Families

Freddie Mac Foundation Invests Nearly $5.5 Million in Programs That Enrich the Lives of Vulnerable Children and Families: "* The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, which received $20,000 to support the Greater Washington Youth Philanthropy Initiative, including youth-to-youth grants, youth development/leadership training and program administration."

JUF News and Public Affairs

JUF News and Public Affairs:
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"A fundamental tenet of Judaism is to educate our children about the value of giving tzedakah. This year, thanks to a generous grant from an anonymous donor, JUF launched Voices: The Teen Giving Circle–the first Jewish Federation giving circle made up entirely of high school students. This innovative group met nine times over the course of the school year to discuss and learn about philanthropy"

The Kinston Free Press

The Kinston Free Press: "he week included intense learning about opportunities available through the free enterprise system. The students formed companies to manufacture products or provide services. They learned about marketing, production, expenses/profits of operating a business, taxes and the importance of philanthropy. They also participated in a speech contest and a Laws of Life essay contest."

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Interns focus on youth philanthropy

Interns focus on youth philanthropy: "nterns focus on youth philanthropy

Thursday, August 04, 2005
By Margaret Smykla, Tri-State Sports &News Service

Kathryn McCaffrey, an intern in the eight-week Heinz Endowments internship program, says the experience has made her realize her responsibility to give back to the community.

McCaffrey, 18, of Mt. Lebanon, and two other interns were selected this year from among 45 college-bound high school senior applicants to develop and implement a youth philanthropy project."

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Nashville City Paper-Young Leaders learn nonprofit ways

Nashville City Paper: "Young Leaders learn nonprofit ways
By M.B. Owens,
August 03, 2005

Community InvestingA springboard into the social and business fabric of the region, a unique program in Middle Tennessee prepares young business and community leaders to be board members of local nonprofit groups.

Young Leaders Council (YLC), itself a nonprofit, provides a 10-week training program for men and woman between the ages of 25-39 who want to learn about and serve nonprofit organizations.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

AFP has a variety of YIP material on it's website

AFP has a variety of material about Youth in Philanthropy on it's website at the following url.

CharityVillage® Research: Best practices for engaging youth as volunteers (part two)

CharityVillage® Research: Best practices for engaging youth as volunteers (part two): "Best practices for engaging youth as volunteers (part two)
Donna LockhartBy Donna Lockhart
August 2, 2005

Four key practices under Be Organization Ready were outlined in Part One. These included: examining your past history; how youth-friendly your organization is; saying NO until you are ready; and having an advocate or champion for youth initiatives in your organization. Part two continues to explore some additional practices.
Be Organization Ready continued
# Has the organization determined that engaging youth is a direction they wish to pursue? Has the staff tackled this first and worked through the benefits, challenges, and costs of developing a place for youth volunteers in the organization? Once this is in place, a report and recommendations should go to the Board of Directors for their endorsement. Building a youth component into the vision and mission of the organization goes a long way to demonstrate support and advocacy for youth.

CharityVillage� Research: Best practices for engaging youth as volunteers (part one)

CharityVillage� Research: Best practices for engaging youth as volunteers (part one): "Best practices for engaging youth as volunteers (part one)
Donna LockhartBy Donna Lockhart
June 13, 2005

Many people would not look upon working with 'youth' as a gift, especially adults with teenagers still living at home. I know many who would like to ship them out until they have matured and bring them back as adults! Just skip those challenging, frightening years of discontent and go directly to adulthood.

When the Ontario Ministry of Education introduced 'community involvement hours' almost five years ago, I was likely one of a small handful of Managers of Volunteers who actually embraced the idea. To me it was a 'gift' to the voluntary sector, but as such it was not immediately apparent and there were many layers of wrapping to get through.

Managers of Volunteers are in the business of promoting voluntarism. This mandated opportunity to engage youth even as quasi-volunteers provided us with the potential to build them into lifelong volunteers - an actual opportunity to work towards sustainable voluntarism."

Monday, August 01, 2005

Young and caring (July 31, 2005)Young and Caring

Young and caring (July 31, 2005): "Young and caring

While many local kids this summer have spent their days at the beach, Kaylee Wallace, 8, and Krystal Cappola, 11, have been giving their time to help others.

Kaylee Wallace, 8, of Wellfleet staffs the lemonade stand in front of her grandparents' house on Briar Lane. In her second summer of weekend sales, Kaylee has raised more than $550 toward her $1,000 fundraising goal to help Children's Hospital Boston.
(Staff photo by VINCENT DeWITT)

Kayleee may be just 8, but she's a seasoned lemonade vender. Staffing her stand at the corner of Briar Road and Route 6 in Wellfleet, she spends two hours on summer Saturdays and Sundays selling lemonade to passsers-by. The goal of her business venture, which finishes for this year on Aug. 14 is not to save up for a shiny new bicycle, but rather to donate as much money as she can to Children's Hospital Boston."

Youths to Media: Where do we fit?

Youths to Media: Where do we fit?: "No small task, and one we think about a lot in 'the business.' But YOUTHINK, Portland's youth philanthropy group, is also thinking about it. And with that in mind, it's conducting a media audit on . . . us.

The group is attempting to take a look at how young people are portrayed in the news and how (or if) the issues important to them are covered. YOUTHINK aims to do a larger study this fall"