Friday, March 31, 2006

BCNG Portals Page-Students open own credit union

BCNG Portals Page: "Students open own credit union
By Andrea Lavigne
Victoria News
Mar 31 2006


Ten-year-old Leah Massine said she always plays 'banker' in family games of Monopoly.
'I love working with money,' she explained. 'Money is my best friend.'
Massine isn't letting that talent go to waste. The Grade 5 student from Quadra elementary school has taken over as vice-CEO of the first youth credit union in Victoria."

Jewish Review: Teen philanthropists gain support from top leaders

Jewish Review: Teen philanthropists gain support from top leaders: "Teen philanthropists gain support from top leaders

Three top leaders of Portland's Jewish community have gone on record in support of Jewish youth philanthropy in connection with the Oregon Jewish Community Youth Foundation, the young people's arm of the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation.

Oregon business leader Jordan Schnitzer of Harsch Investments, Inc., has agreed to underwrite a large portion of the expenses for nine members of the OJCYF who will attend the first ever National Jewish Youth Funders Conference March 31-April 3 in Denver."

Teens give $10,000 in grants -- Page 1 -- TimesUnion.com

Teens give $10,000 in grants -- Page 1 -- TimesUnion.com: "Teens give $10,000 in grants
Youth and Philanthropy Program gives students insight into community service work

By JENNIFER PATTERSON, Staff writer
Click byline for more stories by writer.
First published: Friday, March 31, 2006

SCHENECTADY -- Nearly 20 high school students from around the Capital Region recently distributed $10,000 to local organizations at the first Youth and Philanthropy Program awards ceremony."

Monday, March 27, 2006

Lancaster Online.com: Top Local News : A giving generation

Lancaster Online.com: Top Local News : A giving generation: "According to a federal study, teens like Singer are on the rise.

The “Youth Helping America” study reports that 55 percent of the nation’s teenagers volunteered in 2004.

In fact, teens volunteer twice as much as adults, according to the 2005 study by the federal government’s Corporation for National & Community Service in collaboration with the U.S. Census Bureau and Independent Sector, a coalition of nonprofit philanthropy groups.

The study says that these 15.5 million teens racked up 1.3 billion hours of service.

At home, it’s fair to say that Lancaster County teens contributed thousands of hours to that national number.
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CSUSM volunteer program rapidly expanding - North County Times

CSUSM volunteer program rapidly expanding - North County Times: "AN MARCOS ---- Suzanne Tyner spends two afternoons in Oceanside each week explaining the pitfalls of becoming a young woman to teenage girls in the foster care system.

Monica Navarro helps day laborers improve their English skills two mornings a week in Escondido, before the workers get hired for construction and landscaping jobs.

Tyner and Navarro are among the nearly 900 students from Cal State San Marcos volunteering across North County this semester as part of the rapidly expanding community-service learning program at the 7,600-student university.

In conjunction with their course work, students in many classes at the university are required to spend dozens of hours each semester volunteering at public schools, homeless shelters, food pantries, animal shelters, senior centers and low-income apartment complexes.

The program features typical volunteering stints, in which aspiring teachers tutor at public schools and sociology majors work with low-income people.
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Youth create program for recycling instruments

Youth create program for recycling instruments: "Youth create program for recycling instruments
Published on Monday, March 27, 2006

Kristin Hodges
Kansas State Collegian

Youth Impacting Community has developed a project to recycle old instruments for local elementary school students.

The instrument donation project was created last year to distribute donated instruments to beginning band students.

In the Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 school district, students decide in fifth grade whether they want participate in band."

Planting the seed

Planting the seed: "For the third year in a row, the philanthropy group with a thing for young people gave out money to students who are interested in quietly and sometimes not so quietly changing their community. This year the Portland-based organization gave $5,500 to four groups, making the grand total over the last several years $18,000."

Youths learn art of charity, raise $390,000 in one day for United Jewish Community: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Youths learn art of charity, raise $390,000 in one day for United Jewish Community: South Florida Sun-Sentinel: "ouths learn art of charity, raise $390,000 in one day for United Jewish Community

By Georgia East
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted March 27 2006

PLANTATION -- After hearing dozens of people turn him down, Max Vineberg picked up the phone on Sunday afternoon and struck gold.

'I got five dollars,' the 11-year-old yelled across the table to a young woman who also was working the phones. 'I got a pledge. They said put me down for five dollars.'"

Young people at Mother Teresa Junior High School mobilize talents and resources to reach out across the world

Young people at Mother Teresa Junior High School mobilize talents and resources to reach out across the world: "Young people at Mother Teresa Junior High School mobilize talents and resources to reach out across the world
“Learning Through Giving” cross-curricular educational project raises $2700 for Red Cross earthquake relief effort in Pakistan"

Thursday, March 23, 2006

The Victoria Advocate-Memorable break

The Victoria Advocate: "Thousands of college students from around the country gave up lounging on the beach in order to do something less relaxing and more meaningful.

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From New Orleans, The Christian Science Monitor reported, 'The perhaps 10,000 college students here this month are part of a persistent wave of able-bodied volunteers who are as determined as New Orleanians to raise the city from the lingering muck and malaise of Hurricane Katrina."

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

my.accenture.com -- Graduating Ticktockers Honored for 6 Years of Volunteering

my.accenture.com -- Today's Headlines: "Graduating Ticktockers Honored for 6 Years of Volunteering
Source: Daily Breeze
Publication date: 2006-03-21


'Forever Young' was the theme of this year's Medallion Luncheon, March 11, honoring graduating members of Ticktockers, daughters of members of the Peninsula chapter of the National Charity League.

But after six years of vigorous volunteering -- each girl giving in excess of 600 hours -- graduates might rightly feel a little less 'forever young' than when they began."

Journal Gazette | 03/22/2006 | Division I status important to IPFW, region

Journal Gazette | 03/22/2006 | Division I status important to IPFW, region: "These same student-athletes give back to our community in a number of ways. Just recently, the nationally recognized Mini-Dons Soccer Program was honored with the 2005 Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award from the northeast Indiana chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Every fall, local boys and girls have the chance to learn the game and sharpen their skills though interaction with the men’s and women’s Division I soccer teams at IPFW. As the parent of an avid soccer player, I believe that type of interaction adds to the quality of life we enjoy in northeast Indiana."

dailypennsylvanian.com - Tournament trip may sway alumni to give

dailypennsylvanian.com - Tournament trip may sway alumni to give: "Tournament trip may sway alumni to give
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Publicity from basketball loss to Texas could spur giving to Penn's Athletic Department
By ross avila
March 22, 2006

Penn may have been knocked out of March Madness early, but its game in the NCAA Tournament could help the school raise money in the long run.

A national college fundraising expert says that athletic prominence can help spur alumni donations to universities, though the connection may not be quantifiable."

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Jamie Lee Curtis Joins Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation to Honor Dakota Fanning at This Year's 'A Stellar Night' Gala

PRESS RELEASE

Jamie Lee Curtis Joins Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation to Honor Dakota Fanning at This Year's 'A Stellar Night' Gala: "LOS ANGELES, March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- In the twelve years of her very accomplished life, actress Dakota Fanning is about to do something few people -- celebrity or not -- have done: receive an honor for which the last recipient was the legendary Steven Spielberg. On March 31 at The Beverly Hilton, Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation presents Fanning with the 2006 'Heart of Gold Award' at the organization's annual 'A Stellar Night' gala. The award will be presented by Fanning's friend and 'Dreamer' co-star Elisabeth Shue, and honors the young star for her enthusiastic dedication to helping others at such an early age."

ContraCostaTimes.com | 03/21/2006 | Charity league honors students for service

ContraCostaTimes.com | 03/21/2006 | Charity league honors students for service: "Charity league honors students for service

On March 12, families and friends gathered at Castlewood Country Club to celebrate National Charity League's 'Senior Presents 2006.'

The event celebrates six years of service to our community by the following NCL members who are high school seniors: Amanda Ashley, Kylie Brusch, Amanda Carrozza, Lindsey Clopp, Melissa DeRenzi, Katie Fryman,

Monday, March 20, 2006

13-year-old heading to Washington to fight cancer

13-year-old heading to Washington to fight cancer: "13-year-old heading to Washington to fight cancer

COX EAST TEXAS

Sunday, March 19, 2006

HALLSVILLE — Thirteen-year-old Carley Pruitt Has felt the impact of cancer on her family.

In 1999, Carley's paternal grandmother died after battling breast cancer that had spread through her body. A few years earlier, Carley's uncle died of pancreatic cancer.

'It's really hard and scary to go through,' the Hallsville Junior High School student said about seeing loved ones battle cancer. 'I really want cancer eliminated in my lifetime.'

It is because of her desire and efforts to fight the disease, that Carley was recently chosen to serve as an American Cancer Society ambassador for Congressional District 1. She will speak about helping cancer patients to politicians in Washington, D.C., at Celebration on the Hill."

U.S. Newswire : Releases : "International Conference on Faith and Service to..."

U.S. Newswire : Releases : "International Conference on Faith and Service to...": "International Conference on Faith and Service to be Held in Washington, D.C. on March 22
3/17/2006 12:34:00 PM



To: Assignment Desk, Daybook Editor, Religion Reporter
Contact: Tiffany L. Happel, 202-467-8894 or Tiffany@civicenterprises.net
News Advisory:
The International Conference on Faith and Service will gather more than 400 leaders from religion, philanthropy, and public service at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. on March 22.
Among the conference speakers are Rabbi Irving Greenberg, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy Karen Hughes, President of the Aspen Institute Walter Isaacson, Imam Feisal Abul Rauf, Indonesian Presidential Envoy Dr. Alwi Shihab, and the Reverend Richard Cizik. The conference's theme is 'Building Bridges Through Interreligious Dialogue and Youth Civic Engagement.'"

At this party, charity wins over candy | csmonitor.com

At this party, charity wins over candy | csmonitor.com: "At this party, charity wins over candy

By Lorri Benedik

Several years ago, my husband and I decided that our 7-year-old son, Zach, should receive a weekly allowance - one loonie (Canadian $1 coin) for each year of his life. We bought three plastic piggy banks of different colors and put them on his dresser. Each Friday evening he got seven loonies - two for spending, four for saving, and one for charity.
'What's charity?' he asked. We explained as best we could, and at the end of the year, with our help, he chose a nonprofit beneficiary."

Thursday, March 16, 2006

MiamiHerald.com | 03/16/2006 | Teen meets need for blue jeans, wins award

MiamiHerald.com | 03/16/2006 | Teen meets need for blue jeans, wins award: "Teen meets need for blue jeans, wins awardAshley Rempel, 13, was honored by the Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition for starting Project Indigo, which collected blue jeans for Hurricane Katrina victims.BY JOSELLE GALIS-MENENDEZjgalis-menendez@MiamiHerald.comAshley Rempel, 13, joined the volunteer effort to provide victims of Hurricane Katrina with the basic necessities: food, water, shelter -- and blue jeans."

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Philanthropy, real-life dealings all in Vidhyanchal

Philanthropy, real-life dealings all in Vidhyanchal: "Philanthropy, real-life dealings all in Vidhyanchal
Manasi Saraf-Joshi

Pune, March 14: IT�S a novel way of making students learn and get a taste of how to handle real-life situations. Students of Vidhyanchal (Spring Dales) took the parents and visitors on a virtual shopping spree by establishing a mini-market. Right from peanuts to wall hangings to modern chic bags, the students displayed the maturity of shopkeepers while they bargained and haggled over the prices.
Says, Anjali Bhende, principal, ��I never wanted to teach practical lessons from books and thus I embarked upon this idea wherein the children get familiar with the mental mathematics, learn communication skills and enhance their vocabulary.�� "

Thursday, March 09, 2006

BAW: Many Black Students Put Off Spring Break Partying to Help Rebuild Gulf

BAW: Many Black Students Put Off Spring Break Partying to Help Rebuild Gulf: "Many Black Students Put Off Spring Break Partying to Help Rebuild Gulf

Date: Thursday, March 09, 2006
By: Monica Lewis, BlackAmericaWeb.com

Each year when the calendar turns to March, it’s tradition for college students across the country to ditch the rigors of school for the rest, relaxation and often raucous rite known as Spring Break.

However, this year many students are choosing not to indulge in the week of fun and sun, but are instead looking to roll up their sleeves and work to repair the Gulf Coast region still reeling from Hurricane Katrina. It’s been over six months since the devastating storm took its toll on parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, and some coeds have determined have their Spring Break could be better spent there than on a sandy beach.

Nicole Davis, a senior from Southern University at Baton Rouge, said Southern students would regularly go to New Orleans for recreation prior to Katrina. But since the hurricane, Davis said she and others have shied away. But next week, as the school closes for spring recess, she’ll be in New Orleans to see what help she can be."

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

students feed the homeless

students feed the homeless: "students feed the homeless

BY JOSH ORR

CORRESPONDENT
County high school students helped feed Salvation Army clients March 4, completing the first half of their Students Taking Active Roles education.

STAR recruits and educates county high school students interested in becoming community leaders. The majority of its current class is composed of ninth- and 10th-graders."

Trading flip-flops for work boots

Trading flip-flops for work boots: "But others, it seems, are willing to give all that up. 'I'd rather spend my spring break helping someone than just, like, going out partying and getting drunk and not remembering what's going on,' said Mount Saint Mary senior Kristen Roberts, 22, of Middletown.

Roberts, a biology major, leaves Saturday for Clarksdale, Miss., where she'll join Habitat for Humanity's Collegiate Challenge. 'It's an eye-opener,' she said. 'And an honor.'

Nearly two dozen Mount Saint Mary College students will ship out from Newburgh this weekend to rebuild homes on the Gulf Coast. Members of the campus ministry program will team with Catholic Charities' 'Operation Helping Hands' in New Orleans.

Simultaneously, dozens of college kids from Wagner and Northwestern Connecticut will visit Newburgh to assist its Habitat for Humanity chapter. The volunteers carpool in rented vans, sleep in church basements and gym floors."

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

The Ithaca Journal - www.theithacajournal.com - IStudents live Kenyan life for a day, raise money for sister school

The Ithaca Journal - www.theithacajournal.com - Ithaca, NY: "Students live Kenyan life for a day, raise money for sister school

By JENNIE DALEY
Journal Staff

LANSING — It's not often you hear about teenagers choosing to spend a weekend abstaining from electronics and committing to two gruel-based meals a day. This weekend, many families in Lansing witnessed just that.

Part of a fundraiser for PALS (the Partnership of African and Lansing Schools), this is the latest effort by Lansing residents to raise awareness and funds for their two partner schools in western Kenya."

Monday, March 06, 2006

Recorder Newspapers - The Madison Eagle - 03/03/2006 - Habitat group needs support for mission

Recorder Newspapers - The Madison Eagle - 03/03/2006 - Habitat group needs support for mission: "EDITOR:

My name is Maya Benmouffok. I am a resident of Madison and a member of the Madison High School Class of 2003. I am currently a junior at Fairleigh Dickinson University and will be participating in the first Habitat for Humanity Spring Break Trip to Opelika, Alabama. I have been selected as one of the 14 students who will represent Fairleigh Dickinson University during the spring break. "

Teach your children money management skills!

Teach your children money management skills!: "Heir-Raising Lessons
BY EILEEN AND JON GALLO
Teach your children the value of money.
• Lesson One
• Lesson Two
• Lesson Three
'How much money does it take to ruin a child?' Eileen was asked this question several times during a multiyear study of family wealth she conducted for her doctoral dissertation in psychology. The answer is the subject of our book Silver Spoon Kids: How Successful Parents Raise Responsible Children. We found that money does not have to ruin your child. But raising responsible children in an affluent environment does not happen by chance; it takes intentional parenting. In the workshops we offer based on Silver Spoon Kids [Eileen is a psychotherapist and Jon an estate-planning attorney], we like to quote our friend Jilliene Schenkel, who also counsels families about the intergenerational transfer of wealth. Jilliene uses a red Corvette analogy when she discusses children and money. If you give your teenager a red Corvette for his sixteenth birthday but don't bother with driving lessons, why would you be shocked when he gets into an accident?"

The Western Herald - Students to award top local nonprofit

The Western Herald - Students to award top local nonprofit: "Students to award top local nonprofit

By Michelle Yaremchuk
Senior Writer
March 06, 2006

In an effort to honor local nonprofit organizations and businesses that have made significant impacts on the greater Kalamazoo area, student members from Western Michigan University’s American Humanics Student Association will be giving away awards for the best philanthropic business, the best established nonprofit and the best emerging nonprofit.

The AHSA put applications out into the community so businesses could nominate other businesses and nonprofits could nominate other nonprofits, according to Janice Maatman, director of nonprofit education programs in the School of Public Affairs and Administration."

The Observer | Observer ethical awards | Observer ethical awards

The Observer | Observer ethical awards | Observer ethical awards: "How do we choose our illustrious winners? First, we need your suggestions and votes, starting now. Two of our categories, ethical retailer of the year and campaigner of the year, will be voted for by you. We would also like your nominations for young campaigner of the year, and for DIY ecoprojects.

Being green is not just about altruism: category winners will win prizes, from £1,000 in green/eco-building materials for the winner of the Do-It-Yourself Award to a trip to the EcoParliament in Paris for the Ecover Young Campaigner of the Year Award (under-16s) and their parents or guardians."

Friday, March 03, 2006

IOL: Thousands fast for charity

IOL: Thousands fast for charity: "Thousands fast for charity
03/03/2006 - 09:50:30

Thousands of people are today taking part in the annual TrĂ³caire 2fm 24-Hour Fast.

Last year 15,000 students in over 300 schools and 4,000 individuals from around the country raised over €1m for the charity’s long-term development programmes worldwide."

National & Global Youth Service Day: Youth Service America

National & Global Youth Service Day: Youth Service America: "outh Service America wants to provide you with the best resources possible so you can engage more young people in National & Global Youth Service Day (N & GYSD) and service throughout the year. We have dramatically increased the service and service-learning resources available for N & GYSD. To help you navigate and access the resources on this site, we have divided the tools into six categories.

Planning Materials

Visit this page to download or order free printed copies of planning materials, including the National & Global Youth Service Day Planning Tool Kit, Service-Learning Curriculum Guide, Poster, and much more.
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