Monday, June 26, 2006 :: These 11 know to share the dough :: These 11 know to share the dough: "These 11 know to share the dough

By Antoinette Konz
Montgomery Advertiser

Philanthropy 101 participants at The Montgomery Academy learned about nonprofit organizations and how to form and run a charity. They were given money to donate to the charities of their choice.
-- David Bundy

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Each day for the past three weeks, Preston Cauthen and 10 other rising seniors from The Montgomery Academy have learned about giving back to their community.

They've toured nonprofit organizations, helped build a home through Habitat for Humanity and listened to speakers. They've also learned how to write grants, prepare a tax form for tax-exempt organizations and how to form and run a charity."

Thursday, June 22, 2006

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

VillageSoup - Community - VillageSoup: "Youth Philanthropists Award Funds to Local Nonprofits
By Youthlinks
Alice Shea

CAMDEN (June 22): Students from The Zenith Program, the alternative education program affiliated with Camden Hills Regional High School, in collaboration with Youthlinks and the Sunshine Lady Foundation, learned firsthand about civic engagement through grant making."

Lincoln County News-Curley Youth Speaker at National Conference

Lincoln County News: "Story date: 06/21/2006

Kate Curley recently returned from Washington, D.C., where she was a speaker at a Schools for Our Future conference, focusing on quality education as a civil right and youth engagement in school reform. Kate represented “You Think”, a Portland based youth philanthropy board, comprised of diverse youth and adult allies."

Community Press - CCDS students organize own philanthropic event

Community Press - CCDS students organize own philanthropic event: "CCDS students organize own philanthropic event

Cincinnati Country Day School middle school students learned about philanthropy for a finance class, taught by Ken Gillette of Merrill Lynch. The students applied what they had learned in the course and organized a philanthropic event of their own.

The students first researched various nonprofits and foundations to decide which to support, and then organized an event to raise both money and awareness for their chosen cause. They chose to support the Boomer Esiason Foundation."

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Palos Verdes Peninsula News-Kids on a Mission honors volunteers

Palos Verdes Peninsula News: "Kids on a Mission honors volunteers

Monday, June 19, 2006 4:44 PM PDT

Youngsters win the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

Kids on a Mission has awarded 10 young volunteers with the President’s Volunteer Service Award, a national honor offered in recognition of volunteer service.

Established in 2003, the award is available on an annual basis to individuals, groups and families who have met or exceeded requirements for volunteer service and have demonstrated exemplary citizenship through volunteering. As one of thousands of certifying organizations participating in the award program, Kids on a Mission confers the award to recognize the outstanding achievements of its volunteers."

Monday, June 19, 2006



By Rosamond Hutt, Community Newswire
SOCIAL Charity, 19 Jun 2006 - 16:14

New research into the younger generation's giving habits has found young people are more likely to give time and money to good causes if they take part in charitable activities at school.

The Citizenship Foundation's report out today said young people were primed to be generous at home, but their charitable inclinations could be increased by an ethos of giving at school.

Children involved in charity work through the school curriculum saw themselves as more likely to be long-term givers of time and money, the study showed."

Nonprofit puts VC model to work for its fundraising - San Francisco -

Nonprofit puts VC model to work for its fundraising - San Francisco - "Nonprofit puts VC model to work for its fundraising

By Sarah Duxbury
San Francisco Business Times
Updated: 8:00 p.m. ET June 18, 2006

Taking a page from business, a San Francisco nonprofit angling to grow has raised $1.5 million in a venture-style funding round. It plans to raise an additional $3 million in the next six months.

YouthNoise, a social networking site for civic-minded young people, pursued the unusual funding model at the suggestion of its lead funder, Omidyar Networks."

Friday, June 16, 2006

Worcester Telegram & Gazette NewsYouths start foundation, present benefit concert

Worcester Telegram & Gazette News: "Youths start foundation, present benefit concert


WORCESTER— The biblical story goes that Noah’s ark set sail saving Noah, his family and two of every kind of animal while the rest of the world was destroyed by a raging flood. Tonight, an ark of a different kind will embark on its maiden voyage with a group of high school students at the helm.

The Ark Foundation will present A Song of Hope, a concert to benefit Springfield Shriners Hospital, at 7 p.m. in the Holiday Inn’s Grand Ballroom, 500 Lincoln St. The concert features young people singing songs of hope and inspiration.

Zachary Dyer, a student at St. John’s High School, established the Ark Foundation after reading “Welcome to the Ark,” a book that follows four kids who bond over their concern for the Earth’s future.

" | Society | My eureka moment | Society | My eureka moment: "Citizenship can't be merely taught

I strongly believe that students should be engaged in all levels of decision making in education - from the decisions in their own schools to those at a national educational policy level. Citizenship can't be merely taught; if we want to foster a generation of active citizens, students have to have the chance to put citizenship into action.

At present the education system is too passive and we 'deliver' education on a 'one-size-fits-all' basis. This needs to change if we want to stop people dropping out of school early and if we want to raise attainment. Take Finland, for example; it has some of the highest rates of youth participation and also has the highest attainment rates of all OECD countries."

Thursday, June 15, 2006 - Local News: Giving it away: Club teaches NHS students smart philanthropy - Local News: Giving it away: Club teaches NHS students smart philanthropy: "Giving it away: Club teaches NHS students smart philanthropy
By Amy Wyeth/ Staff Writer
Thursday, June 15, 2006

Learning how to give away money may not seem like a top priority for kids these days, when most of them are trying to earn it.
But the success of a new club at Needham High School, that trains students how to identify good grant proposals and gives them $9,000 to donate to the best (they have to raise $1,000 more), seems to show the opposite. They donated to the John Andrew Mazie Memorial Foundation, the MetroWest Outreach Connection, Parenting Resource Associates and the Wayside Youth & Family Support Network"

The Chronicle, 5/18/2006: Learning the Business of Philanthropy

The Chronicle, 5/18/2006: Learning the Business of Philanthropy: "Learning the Business of Philanthropy
Program in South Carolina teaches high-school students how to make money and give it away

By Darlene M. Siska

Samuel Irvin (Chip) Baxter Jr., 17, wants to follow in his father's footsteps into the word of banking and finance.

Charities Must Give Kids the Chance to Serve Others

So this spring he took a course to help him better understand what his dad, a senior vice president at the Bank of America Corporation, in their hometown of Columbia, S.C., likes about his job.

And, along the way, he learned how to be a philanthropist." - Local News: Students learn about philanthropy - Local News: Students learn about philanthropy: "Students learn about philanthropy
Thursday, June 15, 2006

The Crossroads Community Foundation isn’t just about connecting donors with nonprofits across the MetroWest region. It is also working on creating a future of citizens who understand the benefits of philanthropy.
Crossroads’ innovative Youth in Philanthropy program - one of the only programs of its kind in Massachusetts - enables educators and families to engage young people in the collaborative decision-making essential to effective philanthropy. Weston was fortunate to have the Youth in Philanthropy program run at the high school this past spring. "

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

BCNG Portals Page-Trudeau to speak in Victoria

BCNG Portals Page:
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"Trudeau's speech will link his personal experiences to philanthropy. He is the chair of Katimavik, a national youth service program and board member of the Canadian Avalanche Foundation - an organization he joined after his younger brother, Michel, died in an avalanche accident in November 1998.

The Victoria Foundation runs a Youth in Philanthropy program, which encourages high school students to learn about local issues and choose charities to support with grants."

Friday, June 09, 2006

Packers News - Packers book it for fundraising program at Webster Elementary

Packers News - Packers book it for fundraising program at Webster Elementary: "ALLOUEZ — Members of the Green Bay Packers thrilled children and staff at Webster Elementary School, 2101 S. Webster Ave., Thursday and collected around $3,492 for charity.

Packers fan and Webster principal Nancy Schultz said the Packers’ visit was “a blast.”"

Thursday, June 08, 2006

San Mateo Daily Journal-Accepting the learning curve

San Mateo Daily Journal:
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"For four summers, Fletes visited Stanford for its summer student program and she will be returning this year to help teach the leadership class. Through Berkeley-based Youth Philanthropy, Fletes learns about global issues then works to help aid in it.

As student body president this year, Fletes got her other groups involved. One group raised $1,000 to help build schools in Mexico. The school also increased prom tickets by $1 per ticket this year and raised $1,000 for AIDS awareness in Africa."

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

New Jersey Herald-Run for Rich' program lesson in philanthropy

New Jersey Herald: "STANHOPE — In Jennifer Cautero's business class at Lenape Valley Regional High School the students are doing more than learning about balancing a budget and advertising. As part of a project aimed at demonstrating the skills they have learned, they are raising money and awareness for a cause that hits close to home and classroom.

They are promoting a benefit run for a local man who has been hospitalized since October. He is also the father of classmate Joseph Fritzky."

Monday, June 05, 2006

Teens honoured at Spirit of the Capital Youth Awards

Teens honoured at Spirit of the Capital Youth Awards: "Teens honoured at Spirit of the Capital Youth Awards

Dave Rogers, Ottawa Citizen
Published: Thursday, June 01, 2006

Child and Youth Friendly Ottawa has given its Spirit of the Capital Youth Awards to 15 outstanding Ottawa young people.

The award marks the achievement of young people in seven categories: writing and media, global citizenship, entrepreneurship, arts and literature, academic perseverance, sports, philanthropy and personal courage"

Building on philanthropy -

Building on philanthropy - "nvolving children in fundraising and community outreach efforts is, in fact, a newly popular priority at America's social service organizations such as United Way. An interactive activity called the Giving Game is currently sweeping the Midwest, with online participants numbering in the tens of thousands. And, a variety of community efforts targeted toward youngsters, some hardly old enough to be elementary school students, are sprouting up across the Baltimore area."

Friday, June 02, 2006 - Arts & Lifestyle: Scooper Bowl aids Jimmy Fund - Arts & Lifestyle: Scooper Bowl aids Jimmy Fund: "BOSTON - The 24th annual Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl is looking for students to help lick cancer. With a new program called Scooper Schools, the Jimmy Fund is asking schools, youth groups, and other student organizations to plan and run an ice cream fundraiser to benefit cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
No idea is too small. Groups can host an ice cream social, or set up an ice cream booth in the school cafeteria, or dish up an ice cream eating contest. The goal is to help students be creative, build self-confidence, and most importantly, understand the significance of philanthropy. "