Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Marin Independent Journal - Mill Valley couple get youngsters into giving

Marin Independent Journal - Mill Valley couple get youngsters into giving: "Dan Siegel and Jenny Yancey of Mill Valley, who have worked in the world of philanthropy and nonprofits for years, were sitting around with their two children one day about seven years ago when their 8-year-old daughter, Weezie, said:

'Why don't you write a book about nonprofits for kids?'

Instantly it sounded like a winner, and the query prompted an organization to help children become philanthropists.

It is called YouthGive, and the name says it all: Kids, from 5 to 15, are learning how to give to those less fortunate."

Thursday, December 21, 2006

N-TEN Connect: > Talking With Young People (Not at Them)

N-TEN Connect: > Talking With Young People (Not at Them): "Talking With Young People (Not at Them)

Enews_thumb_levine Ali Levine, NTEN Fellow

I couldn’t be more excited about the increasingly participatory nature of the Internet and its benefits for nonprofits. It’s not just that these Web 2.0 technologies offer new and powerful tools for nonprofits to engage people in the all important activity of two way conversations (as if that wasn’t exciting enough) – it’s who can be reached this way.

Almost all nonprofits struggle to engage young people with their missions. Each generation seems to decry the lackluster civic participation of the next and worries that the ties that bind us together as a community are getting weaker. Nonprofits play a big role in building those ties. Using the Internet and Web 2.0 technologies to involve young people is a natural fit."

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Youth in Philanthropy Summit "Youth in Philanthropy Summit
A North American Youth in Philanthropy Summit was attended by nine Hoosiers November 12-14th at Rollins College, in Winter Park, Florida. Attendance at the Summit was by invitation and there were 44 youth and adult representatives from 30 national and regional nonprofit organizations who are involved in youth in philanthropy training and programs in the United States and Canada."

Monday, December 18, 2006 learn art of fund-giving "The Delaware Community Foundation has given $10,000 to 30 Kent and Sussex county high school students this year.

But the students cannot spend it on clothes or video games, they have to give it all away.

The foundation has developed two youth philanthropy boards in Kent and Sussex counties, each made up of 15 students who decide which youth-oriented programs in their county will get up to $5,000."

A Good Kid: Kristi Ludlow of Liberty Twp.

A Good Kid: Kristi Ludlow of Liberty Twp.: "A Good Kid: Kristi Ludlow of Liberty Twp.

By Monica Scalf

Contributing Writer

Friday, December 15, 2006

Kristi Ludlow, 17, said she believes in helping others because of the blessings she has in her own life. To help her accomplish that goal, she currently leads an organization called Youth and Philanthropy, which is part of the Community Foundation .

The group has helped Reach out Lakota, as well as the troops in Iraq."

Friday, December 15, 2006

Philanthropists in trainingCES-JDS students make bar/bat mitzvah grants

Philanthropists in trainingCES-JDS students make bar/bat mitzvah grants: "The girl in green smiles as she holds four fingers up in the air while a few seats down, the bespectacled boy in the red cap soberly raises his index.

With her high rating and his lower one, Ilia Esrig and Reuben Jacobson, both students at the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, are helping decide how to make $500 count.

Their small gestures ‹ combined with others from the 10 other eighth-graders around the table ‹ could boost the budgets of a handful of nonprofit ventures near and far.

The dozen decision makers, aided by a trained facilitator, CES-JDS president Nancy Hamburger, are part of the Charles E. Smith B'nai Mitzvah Tzedakah Project piloting this fall at the Rockville day school."

Thursday, December 14, 2006 | 12/14/2006 | Lessons in giving can't start too early for children | 12/14/2006 | Lessons in giving can't start too early for children: "Whether donating household items or donating time to a community service organization, it seems we're becoming increasingly committed to helping our neighbors.

''The report shows a rising tide of momentum,'' said David Eisner, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service in an e-mail interview from his office in Washington, D.C. ``We are encouraged that the trend is going powerfully in the right direction because our nation needs more people to step forward and help nonprofit organizations serve their communities.''

And there's even more encouraging news: One of the fastest-growing groups of volunteers is under the age of 21. According to the report, older teens have more than doubled their volunteer hours since 1989."

· West Fargo Pioneer ·"PHILANTHROPY -- A do-good youthquake

· West Fargo Pioneer ·: "PHILANTHROPY -- A do-good youthquake
Meet 20-somethings united by a passion to make a difference. JAIME HOLGUIN is your guide.

Published Wednesday, December 13, 2006

They come from all corners of the world, but they're united by a common passion: helping others.

Whether it's working to get homeless kids off Kenya's streets, providing legal assistance to abused women in India or collecting unused restaurant food for the homeless, these young people are trying to make the world better.

Twenty of them recently attended workshops in Washington, D.C., held by the International Youth Foundation meant to teach them how to be more effective philanthropists. Marketing firm Porter Novelli housed the conference and provided instructors for some of the workshops."

Thursday, December 07, 2006 line up to learn about giving "Fourth-graders line up to learn about giving

By Leigh Shelton,

December 6, 2006 - Hustling back and forth from her minivan to the front doors of Copper Creek Elementary, Amy Davis can carry bigger loads than her petite, 5-foot-tall frame lets on.

Davis, a Copper Creek parent volunteer wearing rolled up jeans and low-top Chuck Taylors, unloaded on a recent Wednesday morning bulky boxes of milk, apple juice, Cheerios, canned spaghetti and peanut butter that will eventually reach needy students at E.C. Nash Elementary in central Tucson."

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Hamptons Online - Guide to the Hamptons and East End of Long Island

Hamptons Online - Guide to the Hamptons and East End of Long Island:
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"But largely unnoticed are the numerous acts of generosity, caring and concern and, indeed, philanthropy performed by the youth of our community. These young people clearly are on the right path thanks to diligent parents and teachers adhering to an age-old tradition.

At the innovative Hayground School, truly one of the area’s most diverse student bodies, economically, racially and ethnically, older students take part in unique outside apprenticeship programs. At one such internship students head three morning per week to locations as varied as the Children’s Museum of the East End, EECO Farm, Cavaniola’s Cheese Shop, and Mecox Farm."

Studying Philanthropy, and Doling Out Real Cash - New York Times

Studying Philanthropy, and Doling Out Real Cash - New York Times: "Studying Philanthropy, and Doling Out Real Cash

Sung Park for The New York Times

Emily Katz, left, and Widad Echahly are part of a program at Colgate University in which they will donate $10,000 to nonprofit groups.

But Ms. Katz, 19, is not thinking of spending it on herself or a loved one. She and seven classmates at Colgate University, a small liberal arts college here in central New York, are taking a new seminar in philanthropy, learning how foundations operate and studying ways to give money to people in need."

Monday, December 04, 2006 "YouthGive Catalogues the County's Nonprofits Print E-mail
By Lindsay Yellen
Monday, 04 December 2006
Heading into the holiday season, the YouthGive club hopes to help students discover what it truly means to give back to their community. Founded this year, the club has already recruited ten enthused members and completed their first community project.

The program builds students’ understanding of nonprofit organizations and philanthropy. Introducing new opportunities for giving among students, YouthGive has positively affected its members. Sophomore Ryan Villanueva, the president of the club, said, “I’ve learned that there are actually a lot of non-profits that exist and a lot of opportunities to get involved.”"