Thursday, June 28, 2007

Petersburg People’s News » The Phoenix Project's Nonprofit Leadership Program students kick off summer outreach to Petersburg - Petersburg, Virginia

Petersburg People’s News » The Phoenix Project's Nonprofit Leadership Program students kick off summer outreach to Petersburg - Petersburg, Virginia: "This Saturday, thirty students from the Phoenix Project’s Nonprofit Leadership Program will kick off their summer outreach to the community by joining Petersburg’s children for a day of fun and games at the House of Restoration Church at 210 South Market Street, Petersburg, VA.

House of Restoration runs a free program for youth in Petersburg ranging from six to eighteen years of age. Phoenix Project students will spend the afternoon playing games with the children and running various indoor and outdoor activities.

Saturday’s event will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., and it is the first time that the Phoenix Project will be teaming up with Sonya Brown, who has been running the House of Restoration Community Development Programs for the past eleven years.

“It’s very exciting to be working with the Phoenix Project,” said Brown. “It will be great for the kids to meet these students and enjoy a special day of fun!”"

Information_Systems_Forum : Message: FW: Disney Minnie Grants 2007 2nd Round Available

Information_Systems_Forum : Message: FW: Disney Minnie Grants 2007 2nd Round Available: "Disney Minnie Grants - 2007 2nd Round (For US and overseas applicants)

The Walt Disney Company and Youth Service America are pleased to
announce grants of up to $500 to support youth-led service projects.
These grants support youth (ages 5-14) in planning and implementing
service projects in their community. Teachers, older youth (15-25),
youth-leaders, and youth-serving organizations are also eligible to
apply, provided that they that engage younger youth (5-14) in planning
and implementing the service. Service can take place between October 1
and November 26, 2007. Projects can address themes such as the
environment, disaster relief, public health and awareness, community
education, hunger, literacy, or any issue that youth identify as a
community need. Go to for more information."

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

BCNG Portals Page (R)

BCNG Portals Page (R): "Students learn art of philanthropy

JENN MARSHALL/The News Bulletin

Natalie Douglas, left, Megan Low and Alicia Taylor spent hours working on a power point presentation that earned them a $5,000 grant for Haven Society. The group was participating in a program at Woodlands secondary school helping students connect with grassroots charity agencies.

By Jenn Marshall
The news Bulletin

Jun 26 2007

Four Woodlands secondary school students are learning the meaning of philanthropy.

Thanks to their hard work and research, Haven Society has $5,000 to go towards support programs for abused women and children.

Natalie Douglas, Alicia Taylor, Megan Low and Ashley Daigle-Stevens researched the non-profit agency for a program they participated in during their Planning 10 course."

Monday, June 25, 2007

Charity Village®NewsWeek: Cover Story

Charity Village®NewsWeek: Cover Story: "Identifying Canada’s future leaders: The Top 20 Under 20 Award
Louise Chatterton LuchukBy Louise Chatterton Luchuk
June 25, 2007

What were you doing when you were a teenager? Founding a nonprofit organization? Heading up two successful business ventures? Discovering an effective and natural alternative to immunosuppressive drugs? Me neither! Yet, these are just some of the extraordinary activities that this year’s Top 20 Under 20 award recipients are up to.

Top 20 Under 20 is the national flagship program of Youth in Motion, an organization co-founded ten years ago by president & CEO Akela Peoples to help youth transition from school into the workforce. Says Peoples, “We felt there was a widening gap and we saw a lot of young people struggle with career exploration and the decision-making process. Our goal is to raise awareness with young people that there are many paths to success in today’s world of work, to empower them to plan ahead, and to show the correlation between having a job that you love and being happy and successful in life.”"

Friday, June 22, 2007

A mogul in Mexico starts to give away parts of his fortune - International Herald Tribune

A mogul in Mexico starts to give away parts of his fortune - International Herald Tribune:
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"Three months ago, he pledged to raise the endowments of his companies' foundations to $10 billion from $4 billion over the next four years. He promises to spend money on education and health. And he has begun to frequent the international philanthropy circuit, speaking at conferences, hobnobbing with Americans like Bill Clinton and some of the Kennedys."

Chicago philanthropy recognizes, honors DM - Campus

Chicago philanthropy recognizes, honors DM - Campus: "Northwestern University's Dance Marathon was recognized for its altruistic contributions by a Chicago philanthropy association on May 18.
NU DM former chairmen Chip Newcom and Nadia Rawls were given the second annual Youth in Philanthropy Award at an awards ceremony hosted by the Chicago Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals."

Thursday, June 21, 2007

El Dorado Times - News

El Dorado Times - News: "“These students actually do read the newspaper, bless their hearts,” Wilkinson said.

Students brainstormed and came up with the idea to each make a donation as they walked onstage in exchange for two stickers - one to place on the principal, the other on the vice principal.

After clearing the idea with principal Al Sersland, the idea was a go. Sersland even brought in an antique milk jug to collect the donations.

During the ceremony, students placed stickers all over the men - front, back, hair, shoes and glasses.

“I'm sure the people in the audience were wondering what was going on,” Sersland said."

Monday, June 18, 2007

Low youth readership? Survey suggests we look in mirror

Low youth readership? Survey suggests we look in mirror: "A new report from Portland's youth philanthropy group YOUTHINK, spells it out pretty clearly -- young people are missing from the pages of the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram.

To get to the point: young people don't show up in articles and the issues important to them go uncovered.

But the group's report also gives us a few tips to get on the right track, and they'd like to work with us to do it.

'The main point is that we really believe that young people are a huge part of Portland's population and deserve to be represented accurately and fairly to the public,' said recent Deering High School graduate Kate Curley."

Thursday, June 14, 2007

National News

National News: "Grinspoon Encourages Youth Philanthropy
New York

The Harold Grinspoon Foundation is offering $300,000 in grants to start youth philanthropy programs in 10 communities. The foundation will award $30,000 to each community to start a B'nai Tezedek program, which asks teens to contribute a minimum of $125 of their bar or bat mitzvah money to an individual endowment fund."

TACF and THS team up to teach students leadership in philanthropy

TACF and THS team up to teach students leadership in philanthropy: "Reading, writing and arithmetic arent all local students have learned this school year. The Texarkana Area Community Foundation and Texas High School have formed a partnership to teach students leadership in philanthropy. ‘Our vision is to involve other schools’ says Stuart Daniels, TACFs executive director. The partnership formed when TACF sought ways to develop their Youth Advisory Council. In their quest, they contacted Texas High educator Susan Waldrep who organized the students and helped them identify causes that directly effected teens in the Texarkana area. Students surveyed 100 other students on campus."

Monday, June 11, 2007

Planting the Seeds of Giving -

Planting the Seeds of Giving - "Now the Rust Family Foundation has embarked on a somewhat different mission: teaching local students how to practice philanthropy. An endowment from Rust family members is funding a student grant program run by the Piedmont Community Foundation of Middleburg."

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Rushville Republican - RCCF Youth In Philanthropy Fund awarded matching grant opportunity

Rushville Republican - RCCF Youth In Philanthropy Fund awarded matching grant opportunity: "The Rush County Community Foundation has received word that their Youth In Philanthropy Fund Grants Committee has been awarded a $5,000 Matching Fund Opportunity grant from the Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana."

Tuesday, June 05, 2007 Challenge unveils new head and new plans "Youth Challenge unveils new head and new plans
By Asha Popatlal, Channel NewsAsia | Posted: 05 June 2007 1905 hrs

SINGAPORE: Beleaguered charity Youth Challenge on Tuesday announced it has a new head and a slew of new plans.

The charity had been in the spotlight for irregular financial controls and corporate governance.

Its founder Vincent Lam resigned earlier this year, amidst the controversy."

Monday, June 04, 2007

Lucy Bernholz: Everyone Gives - Living Now on The Huffington Post

Lucy Bernholz: Everyone Gives - Living Now on The Huffington Post: "Getting children involved in giving is one way we can pass on, and perhaps increase, our generosity. And now there is a new tool dedicated to facilitating giving by young people - YouthGive*. Its one of the few (the only?) giving tools on the Internet that involves kids in the giving. Stories by kids, why they give, where they give, what they give. YouthGive provides tools that help fit giving into other lessons parents might want to teach their kids about money, such as budgeting, the value of an allowance, and why they need to protect their PIN. It ties in nicely with religious traditions, from tithing to tzedakah."

Avraham's One Village - JEWISH & benei Noach's ONE VILLAGE: Bar Mitzvah Philanthropy

Avraham's One Village - JEWISH & benei Noach's ONE VILLAGE: Bar Mitzvah Philanthropy: "Bar Mitzvah Philanthropy
by Gabrielle Birkner

A little less bar, a little more mitzvah.

The latest movers and shakers on the philanthropy scene may now be in the middle of a game of freeze dance. Teenagers celebrating their bar and bat mitzvahs have emerged as a major charitable force -- with many giving away their monetary gifts totaling millions annually.

An eighth-grader who has severe nut allergies, Ian Callender, recently asked invitees to his James Bond-themed bar mitzvah party at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel to donate to the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute. The Upper West Side resident's request brought in $30,000. That money enabled the institute, housed at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, to purchase a new machine that helps doctors detect allergies."

Friday, June 01, 2007

Galt student stresses charitable giving in award-winning speech

Galt student stresses charitable giving in award-winning speech: "Paige Nordberg has dreams of giving millions, or even billions, of dollars to charities around the world.

A junior at Galt High School, Nordberg has a knack for public speaking. She plans to use that skill to inspire listeners to donate at the Future Business Leaders of America national competition in Chicago, Ill., where she will be competing in the public speaking contest."

The Albert Lea Tribune-Starting in September, nonprofits seeking county funds can go through the state's charity boot camp.

The Albert Lea Tribune: "High school grad picked for program about nonprofits"

The Albert Lea Tribune

The Albert Lea Tribune: "April Balsley, a 2006 Albert Lea High School graduate, was recently selected to the prestigious Next Generation Leaders Program, provided by American Humanics. NextGen helps college students interested in pursuing a career in nonprofit leadership to fulfill their required 300-hour internship with a nonprofit of their choice, without worrying about a stipend or making ends meet during college."


Jewish_Chronicle: "Area teen foundation
distributes money
to charities
By Jo Marks Rifkin
Staff Writer

Seventeen teenage philanthropists recently disbursed $12,750 in b'nai mitzvah money and matching funds to needy charities.

They are part of the Samuel M. Goldston Teen Philanthropy Project, launched last year by the United Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh Foundation, and now jointly administered with the Agency for Jewish Learning."