Friday, May 30, 2008

Parkview students’ blood donations bring $2,000 in grants | News-Leader.com | Springfield News-Leader

Parkview students’ blood donations bring $2,000 in grants | News-Leader.com | Springfield News-Leader: "Parkview High School students have received two grants worth $2,000 from Community Blood Center of the Ozarks for donating record amounts of blood through it “Students for Life High School Partnership Program.”"

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Surrey Leader - Your Best source for Local Community News delivered in print or online

Surrey Leader - Your Best source for Local Community News delivered in print or online: "Delta students got competitive for good causes this month, challenging each other to help local charities.

A celebration was held May 12 at Sands Secondary School to recognize the charities, the students and the teachers involved in raising $35,000."

Friday, May 23, 2008

Middle school students turn into young philanthropists | Prior Lake American

Middle school students turn into young philanthropists Prior Lake American: "By Shawn Hogendorf, Staff Writer
What started back in March when Twin Oaks Middle School counselors gave a randomly selected group of 15 students and three teachers each $50 bills for the “Big Give” project, blossomed into more than $4,500 in charitable giving.
With $50 in tote, students and staff set out to make an impact in their corner of the world by helping others in need. Students and staff came up with a variety of ideas ranging from helping animals by donating to the Humane Society to making teddy bears and donating them to police to give to children taken out of traumatic situations."

Monday, May 19, 2008

http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=217740&Sn=BNEW&IssueID=31059

http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=217740&Sn=BNEW&IssueID=31059: "A CHEQUE for BD1,145 was presented by Little Gems Pre-School students in support of the Dorothy Menzies Child Care Home, Belize.

The children, aged between 22 months and two-and-a-half years, raised the money in a sponsored charity sports day and a teddy bear picnic at the school."

Kids With A Conscience - Pursuits - TIME

Kids With A Conscience - Pursuits - TIME: "For the past five years, Stephen Smith has hosted a Christmas party for friends and family in his home, located in an affluent section of Houston. The purpose of the party is to raise awareness of and make donations to the Salvation Army of the Greater Houston area. Guests bring canned goods, toys, and offer monetary donations. About 120 people attended last December's party, and over the past five years $10,000 has been raised in total for the charity. What makes this party so different from most holiday celebrations is that the host is only 9 years old."

Friday, May 16, 2008

Thursday, May 15, 2008

MyWestTexas.com > Archives > News > Top Stories: Students in Philanthropy at MHS award grants; 13 agencies get funds to help their causes

MyWestTexas.com > Archives > News > Top Stories: Students in Philanthropy at MHS award grants; 13 agencies get funds to help their causes: "Students in Philanthropy at MHS award grants; 13 agencies get funds to help their causes
By Ruth Campbell
Staff Writer
Published: Wednesday, May 14, 2008 9:42 AM CDT
Midland High School Students in Philanthropy on Tuesday awarded $10,000 to a variety of local nonprofit agencies during a ceremony at First Presbyterian Church.

Getting up in pairs, youngsters in the 20-member group, which is a credit class, gave a brief synopsis of each agency and what the funds would be used for."

Monday, May 12, 2008

AFP Chapter members share successes and challenges in building their YIP programs.

AFP Chapter members share successes and challenges in building their YIP programs.
At the 45th Annual AFP International Conference, attendees of the Youth in Philanthropy affinity session shared challenges and successes of youth programs. One of the most prominent issues discussed was the difficulty of establishing continuity of volunteer leadership within the chapters. The group attendees, including members from several chapters, as well as others interested in youth philantrhopy, discussed strategies for developing long-term volunteer support for chapter YIP programs and ways to collaborate with local programs, among other ideas. AFP’s YIP Task Force will work with chapter’s to share components of successful programs including examples of leadership, continuity and resources.
To get started at your chapter, e-mail Steve Jakab, CFRE at tsjaka@bpthosp.org for resources or download the resource toolkit

Saving the World in Study Hall - New York Times

Saving the World in Study Hall - New York Times: "College students used to be the activists, but increasingly they’re joined by high school pupils and even younger children. The spotlight may be on billionaire philanthropists like Bill Gates, but one of the country’s healthier trends has been the rise of piggy-bank philanthropists."

Kids put their hearts into setting new record - Local News - News - General - Maitland Mercury

Kids put their hearts into setting new record - Local News - News - General - Maitland Mercury: "They said “jump”. The kids said “for how long?”

The Heart Foundation’s Jump Rope for Heart initiative looks set to bounce its way into the Guinness Book of World Records this year.

In an effort to make the most of this year’s popular charity event, Jump Rope for Heart attempted to break the record for the greatest amount of people skipping at the same time at different locations around the country, for three minutes, with no longer than a 10 second interruption."

5-year-old spearheads fundraiser

5-year-old spearheads fundraiser: "5-year-old spearheads fundraiser
Youngster collects money for cyclone victims
Clara Ho, The Edmonton Journal
Published: Sunday, May 11

When Maiyah Shariff saw pictures of cyclone Nargis victims in Myanmar on the front page of the newspaper last week, she knew she had to do something to help."

Thursday, May 08, 2008

toledoblade.com -- Student of the week: Joshua Buck

toledoblade.com -- Student of the week: Joshua Buck: "On the Leadership Toledo board of directors, Josh is an active participant in Youth Leadership Toledo and YIPEE (Youth in Philanthropy Encouraging Excellence)."

Orleans Star / Weekly Journal > Local News > Bear hug breaks fundraising record

Orleans Star / Weekly Journal > Local News > Bear hug breaks fundraising record: "Ten schools – including the east end's St. Matthew High School, Lester B. Pearson Catholic High School and St. Peter High School – participated in the April 25 initiative. Organized by local volunteer group The Force, the event saw staff and students from the Ottawa Catholic School Board, as well as enthusiastic community members, share the love around a 4.4-kilometre stretch of the canal while raising money for cancer research via the Ottawa Hospital Foundation, the CHEO Foundation and the Ottawa Senators Foundation."

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

East Naples Middle students being quiet for a cause : Courts : Naples Daily News

East Naples Middle students being quiet for a cause : Courts : Naples Daily News: "Students at East Naples Middle School will collect pledges for their silence in the hopes of raising $8,500 for Free the Children, an international organization that works to free children from poverty and exploitation."

Philanthropy gains in the classroom -- chicagotribune.com

Philanthropy gains in the classroom -- chicagotribune.com: "'If you can apply [a lesson] to real life, it makes it all a lot more interesting,' said senior Giselle Bruskewitz, 18.

Bruskewitz represents an emerging breed of philanthropists in schoolhouses across the country."

Students learn value of giving : Moorpark : Ventura County Star

Students learn value of giving : Moorpark : Ventura County Star: "Fifth-graders at a Moorpark school learned to give back during a ground-breaking educational program designed to teach them about the value of charitable giving.

The pilot project took place at the Flory Academy of Sciences and Technology, in partnership with California Lutheran University's School of Education and the Agoura Hills-based nonprofit organization Charity Checks."

Monday, May 05, 2008

Youth imagine and raise funds for future | The Jewish Review

Youth imagine and raise funds for future | The Jewish Review: "The youth foundation provides Jewish high-school-age youth the opportunity to learn the techniques of collective philanthropy through hands-on experience. They raise money with events such as the banquet, assess community needs and then allocate their fund-raising revenue to organizations and causes they choose.

The youth foundation began five years ago as a bat mitzvah project by Julia Weiss, who this year completes her tenure with the group."

Harrison teen provides hope in Dominican | lohud.com | The Journal News

Harrison teen provides hope in Dominican | lohud.com | The Journal News: "Logan, a 13-year-old eighth-grader at the Klein Middle School, has a whole garage full of baseball stuff, too. Bases, bats, balls, gloves, catcher's gear, shoes, helmets, hats, you name it. Boxes and boxes' worth.

And it's all going to poor kids in the Dominican Republic in August. Logan and his family - his dad, Marc, and mom, Ivy; his brother, Jared, and sister, Devan - will make the trip with a group called Homerun Hopefuls."

Friday, May 02, 2008

The Ithaca Journal - www.theithacajournal.com - Ithaca, NY

The Ithaca Journal - www.theithacajournal.com - Ithaca, NY: "THACA — Students in a philanthropy class at Cornell University's College of Human Ecology on Wednesday directed $10,000 in grants to four Ithaca-area not-for-profit organizations."