Friday, July 28, 2006

Arizona State Begins Nonprofit Training Program

Arizona State Begins Nonprofit Training Program: "Arizona State Begins Nonprofit Training Program
By Nicole Smith
July 28th, 2006

The Arizona State University Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management will launch Public Allies Arizona this fall, an apprentice program for nonprofits.

The three-year renewable grant places 25 young people in 10-month apprenticeships in nonprofit partner organizations. The grant is estimated at $900,000 for the entire training period."

It's that one final fling, and winner is charity

It's that one final fling, and winner is charity:
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"Each year the Lobster Bowl showcases the top senior football players and donates its proceeds to the Shriners Hospitals for Children and Shriners Burn Institutes.

In less than two days of a weeklong training camp, a sense of camaraderie already had been established among the players, some of whom came from as far north as East Millinocket (Stearns tight end Shawn Picard) and as far south as Kittery (Traip Academy defensive lineman Devon Lewis)."

Thursday, July 27, 2006

"US volunteers build charity homes on site of infamous war massacre

VietNamNet Bridge: "US volunteers build charity homes on site of infamous war massacre
15:10' 26/07/2006 (GMT+7)

Fifteen volunteers from high schools in the US are building charity houses near the site of a former battlefield in the central province of Quang Ngai.
American volunteers ride bicycles to a construction site in Tinh Ha Commune in Quang Ngai Province.

Materials for the houses, which cost US$1,000 each, were paid for by the students' parents. The houses are being built for three poor households in Tinh Hoa Commune of Son Tinh District.

The volunteer work is part of a programme conducted by the Vermont-based organisation Putney Student Travels." - Local News: Camp builds with games - Local News: Camp builds with games: "Campers earned 3,000 points, participating in various activities last week, which Camp Sewataro then translated into dollars and donated to the Greater Boston Chapter of Habitat for Humanity.
Among the camp’s programs, which focus on sportsmanship, teamwork, cooperation and non-competitiveness, there is also a Helping Hands philanthropy component. Each year, the camp chooses an organization to make a donation to and involves the campers in raising the money.

The twist is that the nearly 600 campers themselves do not collect money from family and friends or have fund-raisers. Instead, they participate in activities at camp which earn them points. "

The Half Moon Bay Review-Coastside kids spend summer helping others

The Half Moon Bay Review: "Coastside kids spend summer helping others
By Stacy Trevenon--[ ]
Summer fun took on new meanings of altruism in temperatures unheard-of even in the recent local heat wave.

From June 25 through July 1, 27 high-school-age Coastside teens, all members of the Community United Methodist Church, went to the High Sierras with the Sierra Service Project.

This Sacramento-based program, run by the Methodist mother church, sends youth, college-age counselors and adults to American Indian reservations to do needed construction or repair work on homes of economically disadvantaged residents."

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Ten Outstanding Young Volunteers Earn National Kohl's Kids Who Care(R) Award

Ten Outstanding Young Volunteers Earn National Kohl's Kids Who Care(R) Award: "ten Outstanding Young Volunteers Earn National Kohl's Kids Who Care(R) Award

Winners of National Scholarship Program Awarded $5,000 for College

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Kohl's Department Stores
today announced the 10 national winners in the Kohl's Kids Who Care scholarship program.
For the sixth consecutive year, Kohl's is recognizing and rewarding young people who transform their communities through volunteerism,

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

ABC News: Summer Charity Projects for Kids

ABC News: Summer Charity Projects for Kids: "Summer Charity Projects for Kids
Stephanie Nelson Has Fun Ideas for Keeping Kids Busy While Helping Those in Need
July 24, 2006 — There are many creative and inexpensive ways that young people can help others this summer.

Summer is also a time when charities need extra help.

Many young people across the country have helped support communities along the Gulf coast by raising money, sending clothing and toys, and even providing prom dresses for other high school students."

The Tide Online-NUIS Uniport honours youth leader for philanthropy

The Tide Online: "NUIS Uniport honours youth leader for philanthropy
• Tuesday, Jul 25, 2006

The National Union of Ikwerre Students (NUIS) Uniport chapter has honoured King Tony Gboms- President General of Rumueme Youths in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area with an award of excellence for his selfless and philanthropic services to humanity.

The even was held last Saturday during the Ikwerre Cultural week 2006/2007 and the launching of the students Almanac at the Delta Park University Campus, Choba in Port Harcourt."

Friday, July 21, 2006

Tallahassee Democrat - - Tallahassee, FL.

Tallahassee Democrat - - Tallahassee, FL.: "VolunteerLEON wraps up youth leadership camp

Originally published June 17, 2006
By Laura Yao

The Tallahassee Community College campus was invaded this week by high-schoolers who hoped to learn how to identify their community's needs and how to meet them.

The VolunteerLEON Service Leadership Ambassador Camp ended Friday with several guest speakers, a screening of the award-winning documentary 'Rock and a Heart Place' and other fun activities. The weeklong program was geared toward inspiring local youth to tackle issues they care about."

Thursday, July 20, 2006

YIP sends kids to summer camp

YIP sends kids to summer camp: "heir families pay nothing for them to attend the program, thanks in part to a grant from Youth in Philanthropy, a charitable board of Lakota high school students that raises money throughout the year to benefit local youth."

Star Community Newspapers-Students getting a lesson in giving back

Star Community Newspapers: "Students getting a lesson in giving back

By Josh Hixson

Staff writer

Three Southlake philanthropic groups have aimed their efforts at teaching Southlake students the value of giving back. The Leo Club, National Charity League, and ASTRA are all groups that are made up of members who attend Southlake Carroll high schools and middle schools.

Some people may take this kind of involvement for granted but the adult leaders of these three organizations believe their students are making a real difference.

“I think the hook that gets most of these kids wanting to do community service is the hundred hours to put on their resume,” said Tony Dirker, a U.S. History Teacher for Southlake Carroll High School and the director for the Leo Club."

onPhilanthropy: Summertime, and the Volunteering's Easy

onPhilanthropy: Summertime, and the Volunteering's Easy: "Summertime, and the Volunteering’s Easy
Tips for giving back with your family
By: Janice Shoos, 07/19/06

'Are we there yet?' is a phrase parents often hear as they embark on family vacations. As more families incorporate philanthropic principles into their vacations, perhaps they will begin to hear a new question: 'Are we making a difference yet?'"

Monday, July 17, 2006

AFP > About AFP | AFP news & press releases > AFP to Hold November Youth in Philanthropy Summit

AFP > About AFP | AFP news & press releases > AFP to Hold November Youth in Philanthropy Summit: "AFP to Hold November Youth in Philanthropy Summit

(July 10, 2006) Creating expanded opportunities for young people to learn about and practice philanthropy will be one of the key goals for the AFP Youth in Philanthropy Summit, Nov. 12-14, in Winter Park, Fla., just outside Orlando.

The by-invitation-only summit will bring together adult and youth representatives from nationally recognized organizations that have been leaders in the Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) Movement. The Rollins College Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership Center, in partnership with The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, will host the summit.

The program is made possible by a generous grant from the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation to the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy, with additional support from the National 4-H Council." - Daniels Scholars take up the mantle of benevolence - Daniels Scholars take up the mantle of benevolence: "Daniels Scholars take up the mantle of benevolence
By Jim Spencer
Denver Post Staff Columnist

They clustered under trees near the University of Denver's Nelson Hall on Friday afternoon, seeking shelter from a scorching sun. Working in teams of 15 to 20, they stuffed deodorant, shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, wet wipes, combs, body lotion, shaving cream and razors into sandwich bags.

The makeshift personal hygiene kits were bound for homeless people - folks most of us think of as 'them.'

Not the roughly 200 teenagers under the trees. As they produced 5,000 tiny care packages, the vast majority recalled that they needed some form of public or volunteer aid in their lives.

'I've been judged plenty of times,' said 17-year-old Jason Toms of Aurora."

JTA NEWS-Jewish activist Abramowitz:

JTA NEWS: "Jewish activist Abramowitz:
Visionary or snake oil salesman?
By Debra Nussbaum Cohen
The New York Jewish Week
July 16, 2006

NEW YORK, July 16 (JTA) — Yosef Abramowitz had the floor at the closing session of the first national Jewish Youth Philanthropy Conference in Denver in April. Striding around the hotel conference room among about 100 teenagers, microphone in hand like a latter-day Phil Donohue, he exhorted them to see themselves as powerful agents of change, as prophets and leaders. He talked about great visions of a Jewish future, quoting philosophers from Zionist thinker Ehad Ha’Am to Yoda from “Star Wars.”"

Sunday, July 09, 2006 - Youth projects awarded - Youth projects awarded: "Youth projects awarded

Youths in Philanthropy Project distributes grants

Date published: 7/9/2006

Six local organizations have received grants from the Youth in Philanthropy Project, a part of the Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region.

To be eligible, the organizations must serve the counties of Caroline, King George, Stafford, or Spotsylvania or the city of Fredericksburg.

The Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault received a grant of $1,000 to fund a pilot program at James Monroe High School. The program, 'Teens Against Sexual Assault,' will teach students how to take action against sexual violence in their community.

Local children who have recently lost a loved one will benefit from a $500 grant awarded to Hospice Support Care for the Camp Rainbow program. The camp helps children grieve and understand death."