Monday, December 21, 2009

"More than 10 years ago, third-grader Brandon Keefe decided to make a difference by putting books in the hands of underprivileged children.
To say that he has made a measurable impact would be a huge understatement. BookEnds, Keefe's nonprofit organization, has given away more than 75,000 books to children in need in the Los Angeles area. It also has filled 23 libraries with children's books and has 19 other libraries in the development stage."

Friday, December 18, 2009

Students learn to 'pay it forward' | cincinnati.com | Cincinnati.Com

Students learn to 'pay it forward' | cincinnati.com | Cincinnati.Com: "Accompanied by parents and two teachers, 51 eighth-graders spent a half day volunteering at Bethany House, a Fairmount homeless shelter for women and children."

Emerging nonprofit leaders earn NextGen scholarships | ASU News

Emerging nonprofit leaders earn NextGen scholarships | ASU News: "Emerging nonprofit leaders earn NextGen scholarships

Six ASU American Humanics (AH) students have been awarded Next Generation Nonprofit Leaders Program (NextGen) scholarships. These students will each receive $4,500 from NextGen as part of a multi-year Kellogg Foundation Grant to American Humanics, Inc. to support students across the American Humanics campus affiliate network. The NextGen scholarships support costs associated with the students’ senior internships in nonprofits."

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Harrison High Student Starts Online Charity - Project Economy News Story - WLWT Cincinnati

Harrison High Student Starts Online Charity - Project Economy News Story - WLWT Cincinnati: "CINCINNATI --
A 15 year-old boy is doing what he can to make a difference, one family at a time, even despite his own family's financial straits.

Adam Hoover is going door-to-door and online to collect help for families in need."

Friday, December 11, 2009

United Way of Tompkins County's Youth Leaders award $26,700 to local nonprofit organizations | theithacajournal.com | The Ithaca Journal

United Way of Tompkins County's Youth Leaders award $26,700 to local nonprofit organizations | theithacajournal.com | The Ithaca Journal: "United Way of Tompkins County's Youth and Philanthropy Council awarded $26,700 in one-time grants tonight to the nine local non-profit organizations. The Council developed and reviewed the grant applications from September through November 2009. The Council received more than $120,000 in requests from 20 health and human service organizations."

Friday, December 04, 2009

YiP group collecting food, wrapping gifts this month - Winkler Times - Manitoba, CA

YiP group collecting food, wrapping gifts this month - Winkler Times - Manitoba, CA: "Winkler Times

YiP group collecting food, wrapping gifts this month
Posted 10 hours ago


The Garden Valley Collegiate Youth in Philanthropy group is gearing up for several fundraisers this month.

At the school's Christmas concerts the evenings of Dec. 8 and 9, the students will be collecting donations of non-perishable food items to create hampers for families in need this holiday season. They'll also be collecting food donations door-to-door throughout town on Dec. 10 from 4-5:30 p.m."

Roundhay St Andrew's: Young people launch annual charity appeal - Roundhay Today

Roundhay St Andrew's: Young people launch annual charity appeal - Roundhay Today: "Orphans in Kenya, poor people in south India, and teenagers in Gaza will benefit from the annual charity appeal launched by the children and young people of St Andrew's Roundhay United Reformed Church."

Monday, November 30, 2009

channelnewsasia.com - 10-year-old boy is youngest volunteer in We Are One project

channelnewsasia.com - 10-year-old boy is youngest volunteer in We Are One project: "10-year-old Daniel Grant is the youngest volunteer working on the 'We Are One' project. His passion for LEGO blocks started when his parents gave him a set of the tiny bricks when he was 3 years old.

Since then, Grant has built a variety of things, including robots and cars. Now, he hopes to put his talent to good use by contributing to charity."

Roses to students in Phoenixville for philanthropic honor - The Mercury Opinion: Pottstown, PA and The Tri County areas of Montgomery, Berks and Chester Counties (pottsmerc.com)

Roses to students in Phoenixville for philanthropic honor - The Mercury Opinion: Pottstown, PA and The Tri County areas of Montgomery, Berks and Chester Counties (pottsmerc.com): "ROSES to students in the Phoenixville Area Middle and High School's Youth and Philanthropy Program who were honored recently with the Youth In Philanthropy Award at the 24th Annual National Philanthropy Day Award Luncheon. The Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals honored some of the areas outstanding philanthropic individuals and organizations at the luncheon,"

Monday, November 23, 2009

Dinner offers students a lesson in charity

Dinner offers students a lesson in charity: "Students created turkey day-themed place mats and spent more than a month collecting canned goods to give to those enjoying the neighborhood meal. Food drives at schools are common, but not every class gets to see first hand the results of their efforts.

'It's good for kids to be able to follow the cycle and see who gets the food,' Dietz said.

Students gathered the donated food along with food donated by Grainger Parts in Waterloo, First Wesleyan and Grace Brethren and filled 270 grocery bags for people to take with them after the meal."

African odyssey inspires former high school pupil's charitable nature - Selkirk Today

African odyssey inspires former high school pupil's charitable nature - Selkirk Today: "Despite being based in Newcastle while working for international development charity Christian Aid, I experienced plenty in the two months I was there.
As part of my gap year, I was given the opportunity to travel to Kenya with 20 other Christian Aid gap-year students across the UK for two weeks at the end of last month."

Phoenixville students honored in Philadelphia for philanthropy - The Mercury News: Pottstown, PA and The Tri County areas of Montgomery, Berks and Chester Counties (pottsmerc.com)

Phoenixville students honored in Philadelphia for philanthropy - The Mercury News: Pottstown, PA and The Tri County areas of Montgomery, Berks and Chester Counties (pottsmerc.com): "PHOENIXVILLE — Students of the Phoenixville Area Middle and High School's Youth and Philanthropy Program were honored with the Youth In Philanthropy Award at the 24th Annual National Philanthropy Day Award Luncheon held at the Philadelphia Marriott Thursday."

Children helping children is charity's goal - Winnipeg Free Press

Children helping children is charity's goal - Winnipeg Free Press: "THE leader of an international charity that builds schools in underdeveloped nations was in the city Thursday to speak to its most generous donors -- students."

Thursday, November 19, 2009

morrisdailyherald.com | Student essayists win right to become philanthropists

morrisdailyherald.com | Student essayists win right to become philanthropists: "Six students in Grundy County have had their essays selected as winners in the “What Charity and Philanthropy Mean to Me” essay contest.

The Community Found-ation of Grundy County sponsored the contest in honor of National Philanthropy Month, which is in November each year."

Teen's Katrina relief effort evolves into nonprofit charity | desmoinesregister.com | The Des Moines Register

Teen's Katrina relief effort evolves into nonprofit charity | desmoinesregister.com | The Des Moines Register: "The Waukee teen who rallied Halloween trick-or-treaters a few years ago to raise more than $10 million for Hurricane Katrina survivors has turned the project into a permanent nonprofit.

And her reward? A trip to Calgary. In January. 'It's going to be freezing,' said 14-year-old Talia Leman, who will carry the Olympic torch on its way to the Winter Olympics, which begin Feb. 12 in Vancouver. Her leg of the cross-Canada relay is about the length of three football fields, and she'll have enough fuel to last about 15 minutes - plenty of time."

Monday, November 16, 2009

LI philanthropist, 11, honored by Bank of America

LI philanthropist, 11, honored by Bank of America: "For four years, Kyle Orent and his fundraising lemonade stand have been a familiar sight around his hometown of Northport. He's the cute kid philanthropist who managed to squeeze tens of thousands of dollars in charitable donations from thirsty folks who needed an ice-cold drink."

Budding philanthropists will offer up some “Family Fun” to benefit Goryeb Children’s Hospital | Morristown Green - Atlantic Health - - Morristown Memorial Hospital - Atlantic Health - Morristown Green - NJ.com

Budding philanthropists will offer up some “Family Fun” to benefit Goryeb Children’s Hospital | Morristown Green - Atlantic Health - - Morristown Memorial Hospital - Atlantic Health - Morristown Green - NJ.com: "The event will be the first major fundraiser organized by the Kids4Kids Committee, a group comprised of children ages 9-18 who have focused their interests in philanthropy and volunteerism to benefit Goryeb Children’s Hospital. Started in 2008 by Basking Ridge friends Emily Weber and Katie Curtin, Kids4Kids encourages children and teenagers to get involved with charitable activities, such as bake sales, art shows, movie nights, poetry readings and more."

Friday, November 13, 2009

CSU Monterey Bay senior wins first Philanthropic Young Adult award | thecalifornian.com | The Salinas Californian

CSU Monterey Bay senior wins first Philanthropic Young Adult award | thecalifornian.com | The Salinas Californian: "Rachel Osias, a senior at California State University, Monterey Bay, will receive the first Philanthropic Young Adult of the Year award in Pebble Beach for her leadership on four major service projects.

The award is given as part of the local celebration of National Philanthropy Day.

So far in her CSUMB career, the East Bay native has:"

Greencastle Banner-Graphic: Story: Seventh grade philanthropy essay winners announced

Greencastle Banner-Graphic: Story: Seventh grade philanthropy essay winners announced: "Rachel Leath's essay about Christina Menke's work with youth and horses at Hope Haven Horse Farm is the Grand Prize winner of the Putnam County Community Foundation's National Philanthropy Week Essay Contest."

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Students Turn Idea Into a Million-Dollar Charity - NYTimes.com

Students Turn Idea Into a Million-Dollar Charity - NYTimes.com: "THE titans of Wall Street are famous for star-studded galas that raise millions of dollars for a host of good causes. And for a tiny group of high school students on Long Island, taking a page out of these financiers’ books has made their own charity, A Midwinter Night’s Dream, a million-dollar success."

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Students dine in the dark to learn about vision impairment | News | Wednesday Sun

Students dine in the dark to learn about vision impairment | News | Wednesday Sun: "Christian and Christopher gained that chance on Nov. 5. Both were invited to “Dining in the Dark,” an experience that places attendees in complete darkness as they eat dinner. The event is designed to help raise awareness of the challenges people who are visually impaired face in their daily lives.

The event served as a fundraiser for Alphapointe Association for the Blind, 7501 Prospect, Kansas City, Mo., but seven students from the Kansas City metro area were invited to attend and then share their experience with their peers."

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tulsa World: OU-Tulsa to draw on brainpower for community assistance

Tulsa World: OU-Tulsa to draw on brainpower for community assistance: "During a two-day conference at the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa, the university signed an agreement with the University of Pennsylvania's Netter Center for Community Partnerships. Under that program, the university and its students perform academically based community service as well as traditional community service.

The agreement will make OU-Tulsa the hub of a five-state program area — Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona."

Over 550 U.S. College Students To Port In China On Historic Voyage Around The World

Over 550 U.S. College Students To Port In China On Historic Voyage Around The World: "While in Hong Kong, a group of SAS students will participate in a service visit to the Shun Lee Neighborhood Elderley Centre in Hong Kong 12 November at 8:30 a.m. This visit is a part of the $100 Solution program, in which students will develop a way to make significant positive progress for the center using $100. The group will plan and teach a class for Hong Kong elderly learning English language skills. Media personnel are invited to attend."

Student Abi’s insight into charity work (From Daily Echo)

Student Abi’s insight into charity work (From Daily Echo): "A CHRISTIAN aid volunteer has travelled to Africa to get an insight into charity work. Student Abi Knowles, from Portswood, Southampton, is on the Christian Aid gap year scheme and has gone to Kenya for two weeks with a team of volunteers."

Monday, November 09, 2009

Oklahoma City boy, 11, raising funds for Kenya’s orphans | NewsOK.com

Oklahoma City boy, 11, raising funds for Kenya’s orphans | NewsOK.com: "Aurell, 11, a sixth-grader at Taft Middle School, has held several fund drives to help children at Maisha Orphanage, in Kisumu, Kenya, founded by his Oklahoma City friend, Beatrice Williamson."

Friday, November 06, 2009

North-east heir encourages next generation of philanthropists - Press & Journal

North-east heir encourages next generation of philanthropists - Press & Journal: "The scheme, backed with £400,000 from the Wood Family Trust over the next three years, follows a successful pilot last year when secondary schools from Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire distributed £30,000 to north-east charities.

Mr Wood told pupils at James Gillespie High School about his own introduction to philanthropy after serious illness when he was just 16."

Thursday, November 05, 2009

BBC NEWS | UK | Scotland | North East/N Isles | Philanthropists drive under way

BBC NEWS | UK | Scotland | North East/N Isles | Philanthropists drive under way: "A major campaign to encourage young Scots to become the 'next generation of philanthropists' has been launched.

Garreth Wood unveiled the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) after a pilot scheme in north east Scotland saw schools give £30,000 to charity."

Youth raise $10,000 to donate to local youth-led nonprofits in New Orleans | USPRwire

Youth raise $10,000 to donate to local youth-led nonprofits in New Orleans | USPRwire: "Thirty members of the youth philanthropy initiative, Gulfsouth Youth Action Fund, all between the ages of 12-18, celebrated a year's hard work. Together, the group raised almost $10,000 in an effort to re-grant to other youth-lead, youth-focused nonprofits in the New Orleans area."

Interview with Kendall Ciesemier - Five Questions with Kendall Ciesemier, Founder of Kids Caring 4 Kids - CosmoGIRL!

Interview with Kendall Ciesemier - Five Questions with Kendall Ciesemier, Founder of Kids Caring 4 Kids - CosmoGIRL!: "Kendall Ciesemier runs cross country, is on student council, writes for the school newspaper, and founded Kids Caring 4 Kids to help needy kids in Africa. Did we mention she's only 16?"

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Swampscott charity not just child’s play

Swampscott charity not just child’s play: "Swampscott resident Moira Landry, 12, has created Hope for Creativity, her own non-profit organization that distributes art packs to homeless children."

Duffryn youngsters hard work for charity (From South Wales Argus)

Duffryn youngsters hard work for charity (From South Wales Argus): "he group of 16 Duffryn High School youngsters, including Ashley Pyke need to raise £3,550 each, a total of £56,800, to take part in the month-long trip in the summer of 2011."

Friday, October 30, 2009

Foundation guides young philanthropists

Foundation guides young philanthropists: "The New Canaan Community Foundation will host its fifth annual philanthropy luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. November 12 at Woodway Country Club in Darien. All proceeds will benefit the foundation’s Young Philanthropist Fund, a committee of high school-aged residents that works with foundation staff and board members to gain an understanding of nonprofit organizations and experience a grant-making process that funds programs addressing community needs."

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Natalie Anderson Outstanding Youth | The Resident

Natalie Anderson Outstanding Youth | The Resident: "How many of us know a 12-year-old who devotes much of her time raising thousands of dollars for the local charity of her choice? How many of us know a child who on the day of her eighth birthday party invites her guests to donate items for local shelter residents instead of giving her birthday gifts? Meet Natalie Anne Anderson, 12, Waterford, youth extraordinaire."

Monday, October 26, 2009

Manatee County student volunteers lend a hand to those in need - Top Stories - BradentonHerald.com

Manatee County student volunteers lend a hand to those in need - Top Stories - BradentonHerald.com: "Recently, Amber won the Association of Fundraising Professionals Youth in Philanthropy Award. The Manatee High School senior was nominated by Hospice volunteer coordinator Linda Anderson for donating more than 150 hours in service to Tidewell’s patients and families."

'Quiet but heartfelt compassion': Alexandria teenager wins statewide philanthropy award | thetowntalk.com | The Town Talk

'Quiet but heartfelt compassion': Alexandria teenager wins statewide philanthropy award | thetowntalk.com | The Town Talk: "Mitchell is slated to receive the 2009 Louisiana Leaders of Tomorrow Individual Philanthropist of the Year Award."

High school fundraising weeks net big money for charity | GreenvilleOnline.com | The Greenville News

High school fundraising weeks net big money for charity | GreenvilleOnline.com | The Greenville News: "Rivalries turned fundraisers, spirit weeks at local high schools channel school spirit into big donations to charities through a weeklong bonanza of games, events, competitions and more.

“It’s a completely different week around here,” said Graham Bichell, student body president at Greenville High."

The Bellingham Herald / News Update / Teen runs charity for Rwandan school girls

The Bellingham Herald / News Update / Teen runs charity for Rwandan school girls: "SEATTLE, Wash. Jessica Markowitz runs a charity that sends 22 poor girls in Rwanda to school. She has raised nearly $40,000, taken several trips to rural villages there, formed a partnership with a local girls' school and worked this past summer teaching Rwandan kids to read in English.

The amazing part is that Markowitz is only 14."

Youth in Philanthropy Scott Dallen Speech | SMUS Review

Youth in Philanthropy Scott Dallen Speech | SMUS Review: "Student Helps Launch Philanthropy Report

Oct 23rd, 2009 by erin

by Scott Dallen

I was asked to speak on October 6, 2009 at the Victoria Foundations Vital Signs launch as a member of the Youth in Philanthropy program and as a Vital Signs Youth Council member. I shared the mic with a TELUS local board member who spoke on TELUS’ sponsorship of the YiP program. The mood at the launch of the Vital Signs report was, despite some negative statistics thrown around, very positive. Everyone seemed to have high hopes for the future of our city and particularly the state of poverty in the future. With many elected officials in attendance we were able to give them all a sense of our perspective of poverty here in Victoria. Not only from the Foundation’s point of view but from a youth perspective, a sentiment which is also reflected in the new youth section in Vital Signs."

Friday, October 23, 2009

MaineBusiness.com | Maine News Direct

MaineBusiness.com | Maine News Direct: "Hundreds of Maine leaders of all ages will come together on Thursday for the Institute for Civic Leadership’s LeaderSHIFT event-

PORTLAND– More than 250 leaders from the state’s public, private and nonprofit sectors will gather next week in Portland to consider how to better engage Mainers under the age of 35 in civic work."

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

AFP Outstanding Youth Named CNN Top Ten Hero of 2009 - Resource Center - AFP

AFP Outstanding Youth Named CNN Top Ten Hero of 2009 - Resource Center - AFP: "AFP Outstanding Youth Named CNN Top Ten Hero of 2009

(Oct. 20, 2009) Jordan Thomas, this year's recipient of AFP's Youth in Philanthropy Award in the ages 18-23 category, has continued to captivate people with his story via U.S. cable news television station CNN."

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Brookside pupils in the pink for charity - Clitheroe Today

Brookside pupils in the pink for charity - Clitheroe Today: "A BRIGHT pink aura surrounded pupils at Brookside Primary School as they helped promote breast cancer awareness with a 'Wear It Pink' day."

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

For students, canned food drive is exercise in charity -- baltimoresun.com

For students, canned food drive is exercise in charity -- baltimoresun.com: "About 25 third-graders at Woodmont Academy in Cooksville eagerly raced to get their weight of choice at the beginning of class and immediately began their 10-lap warm-up run inside the school's gym. The students ran around the gym - many pumping their arms with the added resistance to increase the level of difficulty for their workout."

Not Your Parents’ Charity - Tonic

Not Your Parents’ Charity - Tonic: "According to Reuters, who recently held a wealth management summit in Boston, giving patterns are changing – and many kids are responsible for the trend. Teens are increasingly pressing parents to look beyond traditional charities like the local hospital toward more innovative philanthropies."

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

The Jewish Standard

The Jewish Standard: "This month the 12-year-old from Englewood Cliffs is supplying breast cancer patients at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center with stuffed lions named Courage for her bat mitzvah project."

Sunday, October 04, 2009

11-year-old who raised more than $56,000 for cancer research is honored by children's hospital ...

11-year-old who raised more than $56,000 for cancer research is honored by children's hospital ...: "efore he died from neuroblastoma, 7-year-old Michael Mancuso told his friend Alexa Sankary that she had to find a cure.

'I would say, OK,' said Alexa, now 11. 'I wanted to, but I didn’t think I could.'

Instead she did the next best thing: She raised more than $56,000 to benefit neuroblastoma research."

Middle school kids can join YIPPERS

TH - Local News Article: "Youth Area Philanthropists, or YAPPERS, would like to invite middle school students to join a new youth organization in Dubuque known as Youth Interested in Philanthropy, or YIPPERS."

Monday, September 28, 2009

Henley on Thames - Teenagers help build school for Kenyan children

Henley on Thames - Teenagers help build school for Kenyan children: "TWO former students of the Oratory School are heading to Africa on a charity mission.

Charlie Gallien-Schmidt and Freddie De Stefano, both 18, will be part of the Our Lady Of Peace Project’s Todonyang Mission.

They will help build and improve a school in Turkana, the third poorest region in Kenya."

CTV News | Students, Dalai Lama gearing up for We Day

CTV News | Students, Dalai Lama gearing up for We Day: "Just weeks shy of her eighth birthday, Avery Johnson has spearheaded more charitable initiatives than most adults do in a lifetime -- and that's why she'll have one of the best seats in the house for Tuesday's We Day event in Vancouver."

GoPhilanthropic Travel: Barstow School Raising Young Philanthropists

GoPhilanthropic Travel: Barstow School Raising Young Philanthropists: "The Barstow School in Kansas City wants to truly engage their students in solutions to global issues--late Spring this year they will travel to Vietnam and Cambodia to learn about clean water projects and literacy campaigns in rural villages"

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Nonprofit class enrollment doubles as work begins | The State Press - An independent daily serving Arizona State University

Nonprofit class enrollment doubles as work begins | The State Press - An independent daily serving Arizona State University: "embers of the 2009-2010 Public Allies Arizona class, which nearly doubled in size this year, began their work with a variety of nonprofit organizations around the Valley on Monday.

Public Allies Arizona began training the 48 members of the class, put together by ASU’s Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation, on Sept. 9 for the challenges that may arise in the nonprofit organizations the members work with."

Friday, September 18, 2009

Recruitment of Teen Grantmakers Underway > Nonprofit > Stories > Boulder > YourHub.com

Recruitment of Teen Grantmakers Underway > Nonprofit > Stories > Boulder > YourHub.com: "Rose Community Foundation is seeking Jewish teens in grades 9 through 12 to help grant $60,000 to organizations serving the Denver metro Jewish community, including Boulder. The selected teens will be part of Rose Youth Foundation, an initiative providing Jewish youth with the opportunity to be grantmakers and to learn about philanthropy and the Jewish community. Applications will be accepted through October 12, 2009."

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Young Philanthropists Gear up for Penny Harvest! > Elementary > Stories > Longmont > YourHub.com

Young Philanthropists Gear up for Penny Harvest! > Elementary > Stories > Longmont > YourHub.com: "It's that time of year again when local school children start searching for idle pennies in an effort to assist their school in reaching the 25-sack challenge for the service learning program known as the Penny Harvest.T"

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Rachael Spiegel Photography - Blog: Jewish Youth Philanthropy Institue

Rachael Spiegel Photography - Blog: Jewish Youth Philanthropy Institue: "Every summer, the Partnership for Jewish Life and Learning's Jewish Youth Philanthropy Institue organizes a Service Learning Camp. Campers spend the week before school starts engaging in hands-on community service at area non-profits."

Monday, September 14, 2009

Economy inspires school charity drive | school, students, mcnutt - News - YumaSun

Economy inspires school charity drive | school, students, mcnutt - News - YumaSun: "In light of the current economic situation, Somerton Middle School is setting its sights on a charity drive to help local nonprofits and teach the value of community service to students."

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

BBYO and Panim to merge | The Fundermentalist | JTA - Jewish & Israel News

BBYO and Panim to merge | The Fundermentalist | JTA - Jewish & Israel News: "After months of speculation, two teen-focused Jewish organizations, the Panim Institute for Jewish Leadership and Values and B'nai B'rith Youth Organization, merged on Sept. 1."

Teach philanthropy in schools, says Community Foundation Network - Fundraising - Third Sector

Teach philanthropy in schools, says Community Foundation Network - Fundraising - Third Sector: "Teach philanthropy in schools, says Community Foundation Network

By Mathew Little, Third Sector Online, 8 September 2009

Manifesto says teachers could help children develop charitable instincts

The Community Foundation Network, which represents charities that support local communities, has called for philanthropy to be taught in schools.
Click here to find out more!"

Eight-year-old girls discover friendship and philanthropy while writing book » Knoxville News Sentinel

Eight-year-old girls discover friendship and philanthropy while writing book » Knoxville News Sentinel: "In addition to being young authors, the girls are also philanthropists. They plan to donate all their proceeds, more than $600 so far, to both the Young-Williams Animal Center and the Shelter Animal Rescue Group of Oak Ridge."

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

New Study Reports an Increase in Youth Volunteering

New Study Reports an Increase in Youth Volunteering: "An astonishing 73% of 12-17 year olds in the U.S., or 18.8 million youth, have engaged in a volunteer activity according to a recent study commissioned by The Volunteer Family and conducted by Harris Interactive®.

Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 8, 2009 -- An astonishing 73% of 12-17 year olds in the U.S., or 18.8 million youth, have engaged in a volunteer activity according to a recent study commissioned by The Volunteer Family, an independent 501(c)(3), and conducted by Harris Interactive®."

Ben Rhydding charity teenager gets Diana Award (From Ilkley Gazette)

Ben Rhydding charity teenager gets Diana Award (From Ilkley Gazette): "A TEENAGER who founded a charity with his schoolfriends to help rebuild a school in Africa has been honoured with a prestigious Diana Award, presented in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales."

Friday, September 04, 2009

Grants available for Mahoning Valley youth-oriented programs - News Watch - Vindy.com, The Vindicator

Grants available for Mahoning Valley youth-oriented programs - News Watch - Vindy.com, The Vindicator: "YOUNGSTOWN — The Young Philanthropist Fund Board will review and award grants to any 501(c)(3) organization with a youth-oriented program in the Mahoning Valley.

The total disbursement to be given out will be $2,000, and the request must be for a youth program."

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Exciting back-to-school news from Baltimore area private elementary schools

Exciting back-to-school news from Baltimore area private elementary schools: "Congratulations are also in order for a trio of 8th grade students at the School of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen who will be presented with the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ 2009 Outstanding Youth Fundraiser’s Award in October. Maggie Marrinan, Gabriela Beese and Cailin Smith will be recognized for their efforts to help the victims of last year’s hurricanes in Texas. The three girls raised money for relief aid through the sale of umbrellas and at the same time raised awareness of the need to help people rebuild their lives."

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Volunteer work pays off | The State Press - An independent daily serving Arizona State University

Volunteer work pays off | The State Press - An independent daily serving Arizona State University: "After being awarded Next Generation Nonprofit Leaders Program scholarships, four ASU students are starting their final internships in preparation for careers in the nonprofit sector.

Alexandra Harmon, Traci Cowley, Samuel Richard and Alexandra Paul each received scholarships for their accomplishments and leadership potential within the nonprofit sector. The students were recognized for their nonprofit work with ASU’s American Humanics program."

Charity Village®NewsWeek: Cover Story-Youth Philanthropy: Hope I give before I get old

Charity Village®NewsWeek: Cover Story: "Pardon the pun, but there's an age old question asked in almost every era of marketing: how do you capture the imagination, attention and spirit of youth? And for practitioners in the third sector, the question is a burning one, considering that philanthropy is a trait that benefits from modeling examples at an early age.

In the current epoch, there's a heavy trend toward leveraging new media - Internet-based social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter come readily to mind - to reach out to youth and to young, emerging professionals to preach the values of giving back to one's community, whether on a local or global scale."

Monday, August 31, 2009

Red Cross New "Youthful" Volunteers - WAAYTV.com - Huntsville, Alabama - News Weather, Sports |

Red Cross New "Youthful" Volunteers - WAAYTV.com - Huntsville, Alabama - News Weather, Sports |: "new group of volunteers joined the American Red Cross this weekend. They're going to receive more than just community service opportunities.

These high school students are a part of the American Red Cross Youth Leadership Committee. It's a year round volunteer program that improves the student's leadership skills."

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Volunteers help repair Hopkinton's Serenity House - Framingham, MA - The MetroWest Daily News

Volunteers help repair Hopkinton's Serenity House - Framingham, MA - The MetroWest Daily News: "Nearby, 17 fellow teenagers under the watchful eye of a licensed carpenter and six other chaperons screwed in replacement boards for a handicapped ramp and laid new tile, all part of a weeklong volunteer effort involving students from three states under a Jewish program called Bonim Banim."

Friday, August 07, 2009

Growing Hope Together & Newfield 3rd Grade Donate Fresh Produce | theithacajournal.com | The Ithaca Journal

Growing Hope Together & Newfield 3rd Grade Donate Fresh Produce | theithacajournal.com | The Ithaca Journal: "Growing Hope Together, a local non-profit organization, has begun harvesting vegetables out of the garden that was planted in front of the Newfield Schools by Newfield 3rd grade classes. The fresh produce is being donated to the local food bank at the Newfield United Methodist Church. Laura Smith, Director of GHT, has recently returned from a trip to Simenya, Kenya where a similar but larger school garden project is also in the works."

Little philanthropist asks Crabs fans to donate school supplies - ContraCostaTimes.com

Little philanthropist asks Crabs fans to donate school supplies - ContraCostaTimes.com: "For this weekend's games, the last games of the season, Evie is making a special request to her fellow Crabs fans: Help make her 9th birthday great by donating school supplies to children who need them."

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Teen Foundations; Building Future Leaders « Jewish Community Federation

Teen Foundations; Building Future Leaders « Jewish Community Federation: "The cool sounds from Aaron Breetwor’s saxophone helped to bring in over $10,000 last spring. Aaron, a member of the Board of one of the Jewish Community Federation’s Teen Foundations, along with three of his classmates from Mountain View High School, held a fundraising concert/party at his parent’s home. Raising that much money in a single evening, Aaron says, “was pretty cool.”"

Monday, August 03, 2009

Gap year charity workers urged to stay at home to help restrict spread of swine flu | World news | The Observer

Gap year charity workers urged to stay at home to help restrict spread of swine flu | World news | The Observer: "Young Britons should stop doing charity work in developing countries in case they take swine flu with them, a Department of Health adviser on the virus has urged."

Fredericksburg.com - COMMUNITY BRIEFS COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Fredericksburg.com - COMMUNITY BRIEFS COMMUNITY BRIEFS: "Youth in Philanthropy gives away $5,000

The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region awarded $5,000 in grants to area charitable organizations through its Youth in Philanthropy project in the spring 2009 grant cycle."

Friday, July 31, 2009

Reading, Writing and Philanthropy

Reading, Writing and Philanthropy: "Penny talks about how the Pantry is working to get students more involved in philanthropy.

As a new school year looms with a multitude of lessons, schedules and homework assignments demanding most of our children’s time, when and where do parents find the perfect moment to 'teach' the concept of philanthropy?

We’d like to hear your stories about how your family teaches the idea of 'giving back' to the community.

In that vein, over the course of six weeks, this blog will follow two schools in Broward County as they put their special spin on a food drive for our featured non-profit, The Pantry of Broward."

St. Paul School’s cyclists earn $101,000 for Jimmy Fund - The Boston Globe

St. Paul School’s cyclists earn $101,000 for Jimmy Fund - The Boston Globe: "When Sudbury resident Brendon Stoner and six of his St. Paul’s School classmates reached the coast of southern Maine last Friday after a 44-day cross-country cycling venture, the pure joy of completing their grueling fund-raising effort for the Jimmy Fund prompted a spontaneous celebration."

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Rachael Freed: The Legacy of Giving: Teens Practice Philanthropy

Rachael Freed: The Legacy of Giving: Teens Practice Philanthropy: "In June of this summer I initiated the first phase of the 'plan' with my two oldest grandchildren. I called each, a girl fourteen and a boy thirteen, explaining that I had a proposal and wondered if I could take them to dinner to discuss it. Very grown up, they accepted my invitation and we went to a quiet restaurant to eat and talk."

Teaching philanthropy in (all) Austin schools « GivingCity Austin

Teaching philanthropy in (all) Austin schools « GivingCity Austin: "Teaching philanthropy in (all) Austin schools
Posted on July 30, 2009 by givingcityaustin

You could almost stop worrying about the future of Austin philanthropy thanks to Linda Brucker and the team that created A Legacy of Giving.

Since 2007, the program has exposed almost 6,000 students in the Austin, Eanes, and Round Rock school districts, plus a couple of private schools, to the concept of philanthropy. The program is more than a video or a field trip to the food bank; the lessons in giving are actually weaved into the curriculum."

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Kids build, donate PCs through RIT program | democratandchronicle.com | Democrat and Chronicle

Kids build, donate PCs through RIT program | democratandchronicle.com | Democrat and Chronicle: "A group of City School District students are spending the summer learning how to build computers at Rochester Institute of Technology.

But the training won't just benefit the 14- and 15-year-olds. The 25 computers they build will be donated to nonprofit organizations, or possibly just one agency, at the end of the six-week summer camp."

Friday, July 24, 2009

Student Partnership Worldwide exemplifies ‘voluntourism’ trend | The Daily Tell

Student Partnership Worldwide exemplifies ‘voluntourism’ trend | The Daily Tell: "'Voluntourism' is the latest trend in youth-focused philanthropy, as many organizations search for ways to engage younger generations of citizens that are low on cash but high in ideals and optimism."

Thursday, July 23, 2009

7/22/2009 - McCallie Graduate Jordan Thomas To Be Featured On CNN Thursday - Happenings - Chattanoogan.com

7/22/2009 - McCallie Graduate Jordan Thomas To Be Featured On CNN Thursday - Happenings - Chattanoogan.com: "The Jordan Thomas Foundation recently won a national award for its philanthropic work with children who need prosthetic limbs. Mr. Thomas, a student at the College of Charleston, was presented the 2009 Changing Our World, William R. Simms Award for Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy by the Association of Fundraising Professionals."

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Charities 'failing to reach out to younger supporters' - Third Sector

Charities 'failing to reach out to younger supporters' - Third Sector: "A poll of 655 10 to 16-year-olds, carried out by the Charities Aid Foundation in May, found that 85 per cent of them thought that charities should work harder to engage them and that many more would like to help charities than had already done so."

Manasquan-based youth volunteer group seeks members | APP.com | Asbury Park Press

Manasquan-based youth volunteer group seeks members | APP.com | Asbury Park Press: "The Blossom Shop has begun to sell the handcrafted jewelry and journal creations of Blossom youth volunteers and raises funds that go directly towards the philanthropy and community service efforts of Blossom volunteers. All products crafted for the Blossom Shop are Earth friendly and made from recycled or upcycled materials. Besides being a very creative and fun volunteer opportunity, youth who participate also learn and run the business aspect of the Blossom Shop."

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Daily Citizen, Dalton, GA - School board tables Mexico trip

The Daily Citizen, Dalton, GA - School board tables Mexico trip: "The proposed visit to Monterrey is part of the Monterrey/Whitfield Exchange, a cross-cultural experience where students from the U.S. and Mexico attend each others’ local schools, visit nearby attractions and participate in community service activities."

Tribe says it donated more than $40 million in 2008 | Shakopee Valley News

Tribe says it donated more than $40 million in 2008 | Shakopee Valley News: "The Shakopee Mdewakanton Dakota Community says in its annual report it donated more than $40 million in fiscal year 2008 to other Indian tribes, education and youth programs and charitable organizations. The fiscal year ran from Oct. 1, 2007, through Sept. 30, 2008."

Philanthropy on lesson plan for students - MLive.com

Philanthropy on lesson plan for students - MLive.com: "Students who received a scholarship at the University of Michigan's main undergraduate school got an unusual request last academic year: They were asked to clean Crisler Arena to raise money to help a prospective student go to an academic summer camp."

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Baltimore Community Foundation targets education with funding awards - Baltimore Business Journal:

Baltimore Community Foundation targets education with funding awards - Baltimore Business Journal:: "he grants will help the nonprofits promote mentorship, tutoring programs and youth philanthropy.

“Providing our youth with excellent educational choices and after-school enrichment options is essential to building the next generation of productive workers, homeowners, citizens, and taxpayers,” Baltimore Community Foundation CEO Tom Wilcox said in a statement."

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Youngsters lend big hands | HeraldTribune.com | Sarasota Florida | Southwest Florida's Information Leader

Youngsters lend big hands | HeraldTribune.com | Sarasota Florida | Southwest Florida's Information Leader: "Camera crews swiveled their lenses, and a crowd of a few hundred teenagers cheered when they saw Zach Bonner stride toward the White House, the final steps of a 650-mile fundraising walk to help homeless children.

The 11-year-old Floridian is among a cadre of child philanthropists who seem to be growing in number and visibility as corporations and colleges reward their efforts."

Philanthropists: You can learn a lot about giving from Taree High students - Local News - News - General - Manning River Times

Philanthropists: You can learn a lot about giving from Taree High students - Local News - News - General - Manning River Times: "TAREE High students have been named among the State's top philanthropists in the wake of the Victorian bushfire crisis.

SchoolAid is a student-led philanthropy program that has so far helped Australian school students raise $2.5 million to help communities across the world."

Monday, July 13, 2009

Big-hearted girl helps hospitalized kids with limeade, love

Big-hearted girl helps hospitalized kids with limeade, love: "Andrea has received the Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy from the Association of Fundraising Professionals and is a three-time nominee for the United Way's Youth Volunteer of the Year Award. Her giving does not end with her Picnic in the Park. She has also donated time as well as hair to Locks of Love and the Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner."

Friday, July 03, 2009

Young golfers excel at charity | Philadelphia Inquirer | 07/02/2009

Young golfers excel at charity | Philadelphia Inquirer | 07/02/2009: "The work of Herr, 14, of New Hope, and Gimpel, 16, of Lafayette Hill, earned them the national Presidents' Youth Leadership Award, given jointly by the United States Golf Association and the American Junior Golf Association to a boy and girl who 'demonstrate leadership, character and community service.'"

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Young Leaders Society Awards $10K in Educational Scholarships : Ventura : Ventura County Star

Young Leaders Society Awards $10K in Educational Scholarships : Ventura : Ventura County Star: "The United Way's Young Leaders Society (YLS) held a scholarship reception for the group's second annual Youth Empowerment Summit held on Thursday, June 18 at Ventura College."

Explore Baltimore County: New buildings go up while school's longtime fixtures move on

Explore Baltimore County: New buildings go up while school's longtime fixtures move on: "Robin Schneider, an eighth-grade teacher at St. Mark School, said she recently nominated one of her former students, Evan Smith, for a 2009 Outstanding Youth Fundraiser Award from the Maryland chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

'He is a promising youth with a big heart,' she said.

In her nominating letter, she praised Evan's efforts in planning, purchasing and making costumes and scenery for a Haunted House in October of 2007, then donating the proceeds to the family of a neighbor after Brad Benefiel, a resident of Smith's neighborhood, suffered a horrible choking accident while vacationing in Ocean City."

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Jesup Citizen Herald Online News

Jesup Citizen Herald Online News: "Kristin Kester, a Jesup graduate and current University of Iowa student, and her family will fundraise for the University of Iowa Dance Marathon on Friday and Saturday of Farmers Day."

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Cultural volunteer experience attracts Bethany youth - myKawartha

Cultural volunteer experience attracts Bethany youth - myKawartha: "Some youth won't go halfway across town to volunteer. Josh Mann is going halfway around the world.

Like many youth his age, the Bethany-area resident had hoped to 'see the world' before heading off to college. He'll at least see part of it when he spends three months in Mozambique, Africa as part of Canada World Youth (CWY), a federal program partially funded by the Canadian International Development Agency."

Fifth-grader donates birthday money to charity - Sudbury, MA - The Sudbury Town Crier

Fifth-grader donates birthday money to charity - Sudbury, MA - The Sudbury Town Crier: "SUDBURY - Heidi Rubenstein knew just what she wanted for her birthday - to donate to a charity. So when she was asked by friends and family what she wanted when she turned 11, her request was for donations for the SMILE Sudbury Playground Project in lieu of gifts."

Monday, June 29, 2009

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intro_sub_programs: "Philanthropy Boot Camp


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What is Philanthropy Boot Camp?

Philanthropy Boot Camp is a new program implemented by the Reilly Foundation Curriculum Committee members and local business leaders."

Friday, June 26, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009

For philanthropy courses, students become the givers - The Boston Globe

For philanthropy courses, students become the givers - The Boston Globe: "WALTHAM - College students, many of whom spend the little extra cash they have on pizza and laundry, don’t fit the typical profile of a wealthy benefactor. But in a growing national movement, students enrolled in newly created philanthropy courses are steering thousands of dollars to local charities."

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Hindu News Update Service

The Hindu News Update Service: "Supriya Venkatesh (15) and Shiva Sagar Rudresh (17) along with their art teacher Dhanaraj Keezhara were slected to represent India in the event, Raju Sahani, Executive Advisor and Chairperson, Christel House, India, told reporters here on Wednesday.

AYV is a signature philanthropy programme of Adobe Foundation with a vision to introduce young minds to the world of digital media."

Western Massachusetts Cancer Society branch rewards volunteers - MassLive.com

Western Massachusetts Cancer Society branch rewards volunteers - MassLive.com: "Kayla Peloquin, of Wilbraham, received the Outstanding Young Philanthropist Award, given by the Association of Fundraising Professionals in Western Massachusetts, for her pivotal role as student chair of the Relay for Life of Wilbraham Monson Academy's Relay for Life."

The Press Association: Britons lie about charity donations

The Press Association: Britons lie about charity donations: "Britons lie about charity donations

15 hours ago

Britons lie about giving to charity and even cross the road to avoid the collection box, according to a survey.

More than two-thirds (66%) of those questioned admitted to crossing the road to avoid a charity collector, a study by online charity facilitator Leap Anywhere found."

Monday, June 22, 2009

UP teen makes 100-mile wheelchair trek for charity -- chicagotribune.com

UP teen makes 100-mile wheelchair trek for charity -- chicagotribune.com: "BIG BAY, Mich. - A 14-year-old Upper Peninsula boy has successfully completed a four-day, 100-mile trip in his wheelchair as part of a fundraiser."

See Dick microfinance - The Globe and Mail

See Dick microfinance - The Globe and Mail: "An associated website, onehen.org, is a virtual marketplace for easy-to-understand microfinancing. Participants play interactive games that earn them beads, which they 'lend' to various Third World entrepreneurs, whose stories are also featured."

Students learn philanthropy and Delta Hospice benefits

Students learn philanthropy and Delta Hospice benefits: "The Delta Hospice Society was the recipient of $10,000 from the Toskan Casale Foundation's Youth Philanthropy Initiative thanks to the hard work of many Grade 10 students and specifically two local teams."

Friday, June 19, 2009

Voluntown students collect $5,318 for cancer charity - Norwich, CT - Norwich Bulletin

Voluntown students collect $5,318 for cancer charity - Norwich, CT - Norwich Bulletin: "n three weeks, the 300 children at Voluntown Elementary raised $5,318.96 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society during their Pennies for Patients campaign, the most of 185 participating schools statewide."

Charity work wins Gemma an award - Hamilton Advertiser

Charity work wins Gemma an award - Hamilton Advertiser: "LANARK Grammar pupil Gemma Patrick has been recognised for her charity work by South Lanarkshire Council."

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

NASCAR.COM - Five things about ... young philanthropist Zach Bonner - Jun 16, 2009

NASCAR.COM - Five things about ... young philanthropist Zach Bonner - Jun 16, 2009: "While some of us are content to lead our somewhat sedentary lifestyles, there's an 11-year-old boy out there walking hundreds of miles to rally support for homeless children in the United States.

He was a recent guest of Smith-Ganassi Racing's No. 42 team at Kentucky Speedway but had never even so much as watched a NASCAR event on television."

Monday, June 15, 2009

Passion grows after hearing of children living amid garbage | Portland Press Herald

Passion grows after hearing of children living amid garbage | Portland Press Herald: "In recognition of his community service, Gallagher was honored last fall with the Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award from the northern New England chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, as well as $4,000 in scholarships."

Wilmington 10-year-old forgoes birthday gifts to help sick kids | StarNewsOnline.com | Star News | Wilmington, NC

Wilmington 10-year-old forgoes birthday gifts to help sick kids | StarNewsOnline.com | Star News | Wilmington, NC: "That’s because Felix asked his friends to donate any money they would have spent on a gift for him to a fund for the pediatric unit at the Betty H. Cameron Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

He ended up collecting $132."

Thursday, June 11, 2009

CBBC Newsround | Press Pack Reports | Your Reports | We raise money for children in Kenya

CBBC Newsround | Press Pack Reports | Your Reports | We raise money for children in Kenya: "Classrooms for Kenya is a charity set up by two teachers at our school after a group of students and teachers went out to visit a village in Kenya."

South Delta Leader - Teens win funds for hospice

South Delta Leader - Teens win funds for hospice: "hree South Delta youths decided to learn a little more about an organization helping care for people in the community dealing with life-threatening illnesses.

Their research led to a project that netted $5,000 for the Delta Hospice Society."

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

News 10 Now | 24 Hour Local News | ALL NEWS | Students chop their tresses for charity

News 10 Now | 24 Hour Local News | ALL NEWS | Students chop their tresses for charity: "BROOME COUNTY, N.Y. -- Hair was flying in Johnson City, as students at the Johnson City Intermediate School chopped their tresses for charity."

South Bend Tribune: TEAM approves grants to agencies

South Bend Tribune: TEAM approves grants to agencies: "BENTON HARBOR — TEAM, the Berrien Community Foundation’s youth advisory committee, recently recommended a total of almost $24,000 in grants."

Jewish Teen Funders Network and B’nai Tzedek youth philanthropy to merge | The Fundermentalist | JTA - Jewish & Israel News

Jewish Teen Funders Network and B’nai Tzedek youth philanthropy to merge | The Fundermentalist | JTA - Jewish & Israel News: "The two largest Jewish teen philanthropy groups are merging.

The Jewish Teen Funders Network, run by the Jewish Funders Network, and the B’nai Tzedek teen philanthropy group, which was run by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, are joining forces, according to a press release from the organizations."

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Lesley University class donates $10K to Cambridge non-profits - Cambridge, Massachusetts - Cambridge Chronicle & Cambridge TAB

Lesley University class donates $10K to Cambridge non-profits - Cambridge, Massachusetts - Cambridge Chronicle & Cambridge TAB: "n an effort to aid the community and learn what it takes to give back, Lesley’s first fundraising and philanthropy class donated $10,000 to Cambridge non-profit organizations."

Trading Caps for Flowers in Their Hair, Nine Charter School Students Graduate - 6/9/09 - Vineyard Gazette Online

Trading Caps for Flowers in Their Hair, Nine Charter School Students Graduate - 6/9/09 - Vineyard Gazette Online: "Jessey Myers’ community activism earned her two scholarships of $1,300 and $2,500 — the first scholarships ever awarded to a charter school student from the Permanent Endowment Fund of Martha’s Vineyard, a public charity that rewards philanthropy and funnels funds to nonprofit and community groups with the aim of improving the quality of life on the Island. Tears filled her eyes when she accepted the scholarships, which she will use to help pay for her education at Mitchell College in the fall. “That was the only reason I wasn’t going to go to school — if I didn’t get scholarships,” she said, her face wet with tears. “Now I feel relieved.”"

West Seattle teens to volunteer in Latin America | West Seattle Herald

West Seattle teens to volunteer in Latin America | West Seattle Herald: "Amigos de las Américas (AMIGOS) announced the coming departure of six teenagers from the West Seattle area with the Seattle AMIGOS Chapter for service projects in Latin America.

For six to eight weeks this summer, these West Seattle youths will join more than 700 other teenagers and young adults from throughout the United States and other countries to volunteer on public health, education and environment projects in the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and Paraguay."

Young philanthropists give to many Ridgefield groups

Young philanthropists give to many Ridgefield groups: "The Ridgefield Philanthropic Youth Council was all smiles after granting more than $12,000 to local charities in need of their support. The PYC’s Grant Ceremony was held at the Ridgefield Community Center on Tuesday, May 19, where representatives of organizations thankfully accepted their grants."

Monday, June 08, 2009

The Associated Press: Mass. youth play in 36-hour ballgame for charity

The Associated Press: Mass. youth play in 36-hour ballgame for charity: "The players of the Wrentham Youth Baseball/Softball Association between the ages of 5 and 15 played for 36 straight hours over the weekend, raising an estimated $75,000 for charity.

The event was billed by organizers as the world's longest baseball game. It began at 8:01 a.m. Saturday and ended at 8:01 p.m. Sunday."

Teens donate bar, bat mitzvah money

Teens donate bar, bat mitzvah money: "Last year, the project won the Outstanding Philanthropic Innovation Award from the Western Pennsylvania chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. It was modeled after a similar project at the Jewish Youth Philanthropy Institute in Washington, D.C."

Friday, June 05, 2009

GCC: Student philanthropy efforts earn national award

GCC: Student philanthropy efforts earn national award: "That piece fell into place last fall, thanks to funding from the Grove City College Student Philanthropy Project and the work of senior Hannah Kertland of Harrisburg, Pa.; junior Sarah Lutz of Altoona, Pa.; and senior Alissa Thompson of Parker, Colo. For the students, what began as a class project became a partnership – a partnership that has garnered one of 10 national 2009 Student Leadership Awards from The Jenzabar Foundation, an organization that seeks to reward innovative student community service projects."

Mich. kids raise $6K for charity after $400 stolen - WLNS TV 6 Lansing Jackson Michigan News and Weather - WLNS.COM |

Mich. kids raise $6K for charity after $400 stolen - WLNS TV 6 Lansing Jackson Michigan News and Weather - WLNS.COM |: "PUTNAM TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Thieves may have made off with $400 in pennies raised by Livingston County schoolchildren for charity, but the kids are getting the last laugh."

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Kenya trip fundraising dips into the garage | www.innisfilscope.com | Innisfil Scope

Kenya trip fundraising dips into the garage | www.innisfilscope.com | Innisfil Scope: "The Nantyr Shores Secondary School student, along with seven of her schoolmates, will be travelling to Kenya for three weeks in August, to help build a school. The all-girl contingent has been fundraising through various initiatives over the last few months — from sleeping outside for two nights during Winterfest, to participating in the event's annual Polar Bear Dip."

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

The NonProfit Times - The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management

The NonProfit Times - The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management: "Youth Movement Critical For Boards
The sheer number needed pushed charities to go young

By Mark Hrywna

The number of nonprofit board members needed each year exceeds the 24 million population of Texas. 'We discovered in surveying our marketplace, in any given year from one to the next, there's a call or a need for 26 million board members,' said Linda Crompton, president and CEO of BoardSource in Washington, D.C."

Monday, June 01, 2009

Microbank project teaches lessons in applied philanthropy, capitalism - Las Vegas Sun

Microbank project teaches lessons in applied philanthropy, capitalism - Las Vegas Sun: "Fortunately for Rosa, the Meadows Microbank — launched by students at the Las Vegas private school — was interested. In November Meadows students agreed to lend her the money to buy milk, rice and sugar. The loan was repaid in full by March — one month before it was due."

Friday, May 29, 2009

Metro - Teens make positive changes

Metro - Teens make positive changes: "The coveted prize, presented during a special ceremony at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, was a well-deserved reward for their hard work researching and advocating for a local charity of their choice.

But the money wasn’t for the three teens to divide amongst themselves.

Instead, it was made out to the charity, one they had been learning all about in the previous months:"

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Walker County Messenger

Walker County Messenger: "That’s why United Way’s Volunteer Center chose James as their 2008 Youth Volunteer of the Year award winner.

James was nominated by Room in the Inn, a United Way program that shelters homeless or abused women and children."

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

River Care Kids Clean Up at Manistee River’s Tippy Dam - My North - May 2009 - Northern Michigan

River Care Kids Clean Up at Manistee River’s Tippy Dam - My North - May 2009 - Northern Michigan: "More than 90 elementary school children will help to clean up trash along the heavily used fishing access at Tippy Dam on the Manistee River at 10:00 a.m., this Friday, May 29, 2009. This is the seventh year for the event that is part of Wellston Elementary School’s Earth Day activities and is supported by the Conservation Resource Alliance (CRA) ,the Michigan Fly Fishing Club and Consumers Energy. As part of the event, each child will learn about the importance of taking care of our natural resources and how healthy ecosystems benefit the entire region. Representatives from Consumers Energy will present information on the electricity produced at the dam and the important habitat for hibernating bats that is provided by the dam."

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

PCRHS youth use $1,000 grant to aid hungry, homeless neighbors | IndyStar.com | The Indianapolis Star

PCRHS youth use $1,000 grant to aid hungry, homeless neighbors | IndyStar.com | The Indianapolis Star: "tudents from Providence Cristo Rey High School many of whom benefit from the generosity and philanthropy of others, today experienced the joy of giving back themselves when they presented a gift of $1,000 to Centered Around Christ, Inc., in support of its Wagon Ministry and the Housing Initiatives."

College Students Raise Funds to Bring Clean Drinking Water to African Families :: PNNOnline ::

College Students Raise Funds to Bring Clean Drinking Water to African Families :: PNNOnline ::: "College Students Raise Funds to Bring Clean Drinking Water to African Families
Posted by: ffreyberg on Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Topic PNN Worldwide


More than 950 students at 11 college and university campuses joined forces the week of April 20 to raise awareness of the need for clean drinking water in Africa. With the generous support of Dry Tears, Living Water International, Radiata Investments and The Franklin and Catherine Johnson Foundation, they raised nearly $37,000, which will enable Nuru International, in partnership with Living Water International, to drill four deep water wells at schools in the Kuria district of Kenya."

Monday, May 18, 2009

Philanthropists at 13 years old | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com

Philanthropists at 13 years old | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com: "Offstage, she anticipated another Jewish rite of passage: giving part of her bat mitzvah gift money to charity. The teen chose the Association for Retarded Citizens and Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces, both nonprofit groups."

Pitt graduate students issue grants as part of philanthropy program - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Pitt graduate students issue grants as part of philanthropy program - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: "Rioja, 25, of Ross and Nitsa Ford, 39, of Squirrel Hill were graduate students at the University of Pittsburgh learning how to disburse grants, using money from the university and a Pitt donor. Their class set up review boards, issued requests for proposals and set criteria to determine who would get money — and then divided $9,000 among 10 organizations."

Middleton HS seniors donate $37K to charity -- chicagotribune.com

Middleton HS seniors donate $37K to charity -- chicagotribune.com: "MIDDLETON, Wis. - The senior class at one Dane County high school is giving away more than $37,000, representing all the money it raised over four years."

Exotic destination for gap year teenagers - Peterborough Today

Exotic destination for gap year teenagers - Peterborough Today: "Once there, they will stay with the Masai tribe, help building desks in schools, revamp classrooms and teach some of the youngsters."

Youths plan Shrewsbury PMC Kids Ride - Shrewsbury, MA - Shrewsbury Chronicle

Youths plan Shrewsbury PMC Kids Ride - Shrewsbury, MA - Shrewsbury Chronicle: "SHREWSBURY - Hannah and Jacob Boudreau of Shrewsbury, along with Ilana and Sam Mahler of Boylston, all Pan-Mass Challenge Kids riders since 2004, are planning the first annual Shrewsbury-Boylston PMC Kids Ride."

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Winnipeg Foundation to honour high school students - Winnipeg Free Press

Winnipeg Foundation to honour high school students - Winnipeg Free Press: "WINNIPEG--The Winnipeg Foundation will honour a special group of high school students this evening who spent the past eight months deciding which charitable community organizations would receive foundation funding."

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Underwear for Charity|ABC 13

Underwear for Charity|ABC 13: "Lynchburg, VA - They wanted to show they care- with underwear. You may have heard of canned food, or clothing drives, but at E.C. Glass, the charitable good is underpants."

Monday, May 11, 2009

North Bay News and Weather on BayToday.ca

North Bay News and Weather on BayToday.ca: "West Ferris Secondary School juniors won the Canada-wide Youth Philanthropy Initiative competition, garnering $5000 for the Near North Palliative Care Network. The Youth Philanthropy Initiative is designed to help Grade 9 and 10 students become active agents of positive change by demonstrating community leadership through education and practical experience. Competitors thoroughly research the community organization of their choice and prepare a request for funding. Maria, Maddison and Carly chose to compete on behalf of the Near North Palliative Care Network (N/PS) which seeks to enhance the comfort, dignity and quality of life of individuals with a terminal illness, and to offer bereavement support throughout the community."

Friday, May 08, 2009

MATR News: University of Montana Students Learn the Challenges of Philanthropy Through Hands-On $10K Giving Program

MATR News: University of Montana Students Learn the Challenges of Philanthropy Through Hands-On $10K Giving Program: "Students in a University of Montana School of Business Administration class learned about philanthropy firsthand this spring when they awarded $10,000 to seven local nonprofit organizations."

V to cut red tape for partner charities - Third Sector

V to cut red tape for partner charities - Third Sector: "V to cut red tape for partner charities

By Kaye Wiggins, Third Sector Online, 8 May 2009

Youth volunteering charity responds to first evaluation report

Government-funded youth volunteering charity v is to lighten the burden of monitoring arrangements on its partner projects in response to an evaluation of its work."

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Real-life learning - The North Bay Nugget - Ontario, CA

Real-life learning - The North Bay Nugget - Ontario, CA: "They’re some of the memories that a group of Widdifield Secondary School Grade 10 students came away with in a class that has more to offer than just lessons from a textbook.

“It was a way to see what other people live through, to see what you can do to help so you’re not absorbed in your own life,” said Megan Hives.

She’s among four students in Widdifield’s civics program who picked Nipissing Association for Disabled Youth as their research project on grassroots charities."

City girl, 12, in running for national award - Peterborough Examiner - Ontario, CA

City girl, 12, in running for national award - Peterborough Examiner - Ontario, CA: "n just over a year, local student Lily Dart, 12, has raised enough money to build a schoolhouse in Kenya, and she founded a group that promotes children’s education rights called Kids for All Kids (KFAK).

Now she’s up for a national award for all her hard work, and she needs your vote."

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Kids make lemonade to prepare for when life hands them lemons

Kids make lemonade to prepare for when life hands them lemons: "Children all over Austin will be setting up lemonade stands this Sunday, May 3 as part of the first-ever Lemonade Day Austin. Participating youth have set goals, developed business plans, established budgets and sought investors as a part of the program, which is supported by the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Central Texas and sponsored by the Trilogy Employees Foundation."

Refugees kids in Malaysia help Burma storm victims

Refugees kids in Malaysia help Burma storm victims: "The plan didn't fly, but Steven and other children in the school for Myanmar refugees came up with a better idea: They wrote short pieces about their lives _ mostly sad tales of survival _ published them in a colorful children's book and earned 25,000 ringgit ($7,000) from its sale."

Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI): William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students | The Aspen Institute

Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI): William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students | The Aspen Institute: "he Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, DC, offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship three times annually. The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with PSI. Through this fellowship, PSI seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector. Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience."

Inside Our Schools: YouthChoose philanthropy project teaches valuable lessons - ContraCostaTimes.com

Inside Our Schools: YouthChoose philanthropy project teaches valuable lessons - ContraCostaTimes.com: "In this time of shriveling school programs due to state budget cuts, students at Neil Armstrong Elementary School in San Ramon are like the residents of Whoville who kept the spirit of Christmas alive even after the Grinch stole their presents.

Their YouthChoose philanthropy project, now in its fifth year, empowers students to beautify their community while raising money to provide resources for schools in low-income areas."

Teaching charity to children … Make it fun - Wakefield, MA - Wakefield Observer

Teaching charity to children … Make it fun - Wakefield, MA - Wakefield Observer: "Wakefield - How do parents and grandparents teach their children the importance of charitable giving while creating a meaningful, positive experience? Should the act of being charitable mean being completely selfless? Or can you create memories for your child while honoring the memory of others?"

Friday, April 24, 2009

Wichita Stay-at-Home Moms Examiner: Get a free lemonade stand, and teach your kids how to give to others

Wichita Stay-at-Home Moms Examiner: Get a free lemonade stand, and teach your kids how to give to others: "A few weeks ago, however, I signed up with my kids for the Take a Stand With Sunkist, and today the stand arrived! Not familiar with the program? Here's a bit about it:"

Teenagers to be made to do 50 hours’ community work - mirror.co.uk

Teenagers to be made to do 50 hours’ community work - mirror.co.uk: "The Lads Army will be announced today by Gordon Brown and will perform good deeds from helping in old people’s homes to picking up litter or charity work. The scheme will start in parts of England in September and become national over the next two years.

The PM has not ruled out making it compulsory if teenagers refuse."

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Youth volunteering dips, first time since 9/11

Youth volunteering dips, first time since 9/11: "Even so, an analysis of federal data has found that the percentage of teens who volunteer dipped in recent years, ending an upward trend that began after the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

'They're still volunteering at higher rates than their parents did,' says Peter Levine, director of Tufts University's Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement, also known as CIRCLE."

Pulse Niagara Online Edition

Pulse Niagara Online Edition: "St. Catharines – Students at Laura Secord Secondary School are taking learning outside of the classroom and discovering how much power they have in their community."

Monday, April 20, 2009

Children's Hospital launches "Game-a-thon" - Daily Business Update - The Boston Globe

Children's Hospital launches "Game-a-thon" - Daily Business Update - The Boston Globe: "Children's Hospital Boston said its Generation Cures initiative has launched a 'Game for Good' game-a-thon for tweens as part of its fund-raising efforts.

The two-month competition lets 'tweens use their gaming powers for good to fuel the discovery of cures and treatments for serious childhood diseases,' the hospital said in a press release that included the photo that accompanies this post."

Stillwater NewsPress - SHS students help fight against childhood cancer

Stillwater NewsPress - SHS students help fight against childhood cancer: "SHS students help fight against childhood cancer

Stillwater High School students’ volunteered time to raise awareness and funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Their grand donation announced this summer is the result of their fundraising efforts through the national Rally Against Childhood Cancer program benefiting St. Jude."

Friday, April 17, 2009

'Civic generation' rolls up sleeves in record numbers - USATODAY.com

'Civic generation' rolls up sleeves in record numbers - USATODAY.com: "Young adults who grew up in the shadow of the 9/11 attacks and saw the wreckage of Hurricane Katrina are volunteering at home and abroad in record numbers. The generation that learned in school to serve as well as to read and write, the Millennials were the first global Internet explorers even as they pioneered social networking for favorite causes at home."

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Girl Scout goes for gold with prom dress charity :: News :: PIONEER PRESS :: Franklin Park Herald-Journal

Girl Scout goes for gold with prom dress charity :: News :: PIONEER PRESS :: Franklin Park Herald-Journal: "Now Wilson, a junior at Trinity High School in River Forest, is going for the gold.

To earn this rank, she is collecting prom dresses and related apparel, such as shoes, purses, jewelry and unused makeup.

'With collecting, you can reach an immense amount of people you don't even know about,' Wilson said."

Children learn how to give away £3,000 to charity (From Enfield Independent)

Children learn how to give away £3,000 to charity (From Enfield Independent): "PHILANTHROPIC pupils are learning how to fight their corner and give to charity at the same time.

Pupils of Turin Grove School, in Turin Road, Edmonton, will be given £3,000 from the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) to give away next week."

Youth nonprofit grants $5,200 to Hospice Austin

Youth nonprofit grants $5,200 to Hospice Austin: "Girls Giving Grants, a philanthropic organization made up of girls in grades 8-12, chose Hospice Austin as its 2009 Community Partner and annual grant recipient."

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Portage students recognized for service learning project

Portage students recognized for service learning project: "Portage Middle School students were named among the top 20 nationally for their participation in a project to collect food and clothing for those in need. The Drive for The League, a national service-learning program, was done in November, and Portage students contributed $263,199 in time
and donations."

Grant-getting curriculum prepares students for work force - Sacramento Business Journal:

Grant-getting curriculum prepares students for work force - Sacramento Business Journal:: "But there’s nothing everyday about the role Brown and Phan are playing in the philanthropy world. Both the grant giver and the recipient are high school students. They’re part of an innovative Sacramento program that teaches and enthuses young people about philanthropy, provides small grants of up to $500 for youth-led projects, and along the way, helps kids develop analytical thinking, leadership and budget-setting skills that will help them later as workers and consumers."

$21,000 to be award for youths’ projects - Rockford, IL - Rockford Register Star

$21,000 to be award for youths’ projects - Rockford, IL - Rockford Register Star: "In Youth We Trust, a youth philanthropic program of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois, will present more than $21,000 to 11 area groups that want to make a difference. The group is hosting a reception at 5:30 p.m. at the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois, 946 N. Second St."

Friday, April 03, 2009

They know much about philanthropy - Collingwood Enterprise Bulletin - Ontario, CA

They know much about philanthropy - Collingwood Enterprise Bulletin - Ontario, CA: "The Georgian Good Food Box program is in the money following Collingwood Collegiate Institute's annual Youth and Philanthropy competition."

Kids Can Make A Difference - Program Description

Kids Can Make A Difference - Program Description: "ids Can Make A Difference® (KIDS), an educational program for middle- and high school students, focuses on the root causes of hunger and poverty, the people most affected, solutions, and how students can help. The major goal is to stimulate the students to take some definite follow-up actions as they begin to realize that one person can make a difference."

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Fundraising in the Blogosphere | Get Fully Funded Blog

Fundraising in the Blogosphere | Get Fully Funded Blog: "Fundraising in the Blogosphere

On March 31, I presented my first session at the AFP Conference in New Orleans. I shared what I know about fundraising with blogs to a hundred or so new friends. Here are some highlights from the presentation:

Nonprofits can use a blog to communicate, educate and separate (people from their money)."

MaineBusiness.com | Maine News Direct

MaineBusiness.com | Maine News Direct: "Maine Students Teach Others What it Means to Give


(Sabattus) Students in the Jobs for Maine’s Graduates (JMG) programs at Litchfield Middle School, Sabattus Central School and Oak Hill High School gave away $3,000 today to local charities as part of a new community service program."

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

South County Mail - Rogersville, Missouri - Neighbor Newspapers > News > Students deliver, unload donations to pantry

South County Mail - Rogersville, Missouri - Neighbor Newspapers > News > Students deliver, unload donations to pantry: "fter two years of collecting food for the Webster County Food Pantry, Fordland EAGLES teacher Sarah Gatewood decided it was time for her students to get a more hands-on experience.

“I thought it would be good for them to see the process, what happens to all the food we collect, where it goes and how it gets distributed,” said Gatewood, in her first year at Fordland."

Friday, March 20, 2009

200 young volunteers to sort shoes Saturday -- chicagotribune.com

200 young volunteers to sort shoes Saturday -- chicagotribune.com: "INDIANAPOLIS - About 200 volunteers from a youth service organization are traveling to Indianapolis on Saturday to sort about 500,000 pairs of shoes that have been donated to the Samaritan's Feet charity."

Happy News - New York NHS Students Learn About Giving

Happy News - New York NHS Students Learn About Giving: "National Honor Society students from Norwich High School are learning about philanthropy and the basics of non-profit organizations. The organization was asked to participate in a pilot program organized by the Upstate Institute at Colgate University which would administer $10,000 in grant funds to worthy non-profit organizations."

MaineBusiness.com | Maine Students Learn Big Lessons in Giving

MaineBusiness.com | Maine News Direct: "Maine Students Learn Big Lessons in Giving
Released 3/19/09

(Lewiston) Students in the Jobs for Maine’s Graduates (JMG) program at Lewiston Middle School and Lewiston Regional Technical Center are giving away more than $4,000 on March 24 to charities in Maine as part of a new community service program."

KSALLink.com

KSALLink.com: "The Youth GrantMakers Council from the Salina Community Foundation is looking for new members. The Youth GrantMakers Council is a youth organization focused on improving the community by providing grants for youth-led projects."

Monday, March 16, 2009

Saucon Valley Middle School students raise $5,002 for cancer charity - lehighvalleylive.com

Saucon Valley Middle School students raise $5,002 for cancer charity - lehighvalleylive.com: "L. SAUCON TWP. | When Saucon Valley seventh-grader Rachel Petraglia and her homeroom classmates started losing points in the Pasta for Patients fundraiser competition, they changed their strategy.

The fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society pits sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade homerooms against each other to see who can earn the most points. Coins add to a homeroom's point total. But points are deducted when homerooms add paper money to another homeroom's collection jar."

Friday, March 13, 2009

Lincolnville - Statewide Student Philanthropy project wraps up at Point Lookout - Education - VillageSoup

Lincolnville - Statewide Student Philanthropy project wraps up at Point Lookout - Education - VillageSoup: "Jobs for Maine’s Graduates (JMG) middle and high school students from around the state gathered at Ginley Hall at Point Lookout to celebrate the conclusion of the first year of Jumpstart Our Youth – a student philanthropy program launched last fall by Unity Foundation. More than 3200 students across Maine participated through the JMG sites in local grantmaking: developing and evaluating Requests for Proposals, hosting presentations from community nonprofits seeking the funds and working together to reach consensus on where the funds should be awarded. Ultimately each of the 52 groups of students donated $1000 to a local nonprofit, or divided the grant funds to make multiple awards."

BU student-run charity looks to optimize work of nonprofits | pressconnects.com | Press & Sun-Bulletin

BU student-run charity looks to optimize work of nonprofits | pressconnects.com | Press & Sun-Bulletin: "BINGHAMTON -- A student-run charity will soon award Greater Binghamton nonprofits as much as $4,000 to help organizations with programs or projects.
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The group of Binghamton University students, who are studying public administration or social work, hope to fund one-time costs for items or programs that might not qualify for funding from other sources."

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Cold water and warm hearts | Toronto & GTA | News | Toronto Sun

Cold water and warm hearts | Toronto & GTA | News | Toronto Sun: "Forty kids in Toronto jumped in the lake so that 50 kids in Kenya could go to school.

'It's like ice,' said Grade 12 student John Shumelda, 18, after the Take The Plunge fundraiser yesterday. 'Like icicles piercing your feet.'"

Portland students award $1,000 grants | Maine News Updates

Portland students award $1,000 grants | Maine News Updates: "The students are part of the Jobs for Maine's Graduates program at each high school. The program serves about 3,200 at-risk youths and has chapters in more than 50 schools across the state.

This year, each chapter received $1,000 from the new Jumpstart Our Youth program, an initiative created by the Unity Foundation with funding from UniTel Inc. and the Maine Community Foundation."

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Monday, March 09, 2009

The Commercial-News, Danville, IL - Teens reach out to others

The Commercial-News, Danville, IL - Teens reach out to others: "The Teen REACH group at the Danville Family YMCA is raising funds by selling tickets for barbecue dinners.

The Danville Housing Authority site is assembling Red Cross comfort kits for youth disaster victims."

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Tips for Engaging Teens : By Abny Santicola : FundRaising Success

From Fundraising Success Advisor

Tips for Engaging Teens : By Abny Santicola : FundRaising Success: "Tips for Engaging Teens
By Abny Santicola
Mar 3, 2009

I recently came across an announcement that Do Something, an organization missioned to empower teens to make a difference in their communities, is accepting applications for its annual Do Something Awards. Bulleted at the top of the announcement were three questions: 'Have you identified a social problem and done something about it? Have you created measurable change that has tangibly improved the lives of people in your community? Are you 25 or under?'"

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Survey: More US teens volunteer than work part time - Los Angeles Times

Survey: More US teens volunteer than work part time - Los Angeles Times: "— American teens are setting an example for their parents through their volunteer work, according to a new poll by Harris Interactive.

The random national telephone survey released this week by the Federal Way-based charity World Vision found that more teens volunteer to support a charitable cause — 56 percent — than have a part-time job — 39 percent."

Pupils raise £3,000 for charity - Wigan Today

Pupils raise £3,000 for charity - Wigan Today: "Pupils raise £3,000 for charity

Published Date: 23 February 2009
A group of high school students has raised £3,000 for a Wigan charity.
Year 11 students from Lowton High School recently gave a presentation about the Think Ahead Stroke Group to a panel from The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) – which raises awareness of grass roots charities."

Monday, February 23, 2009

U.S. senators help promote Best Buy teen program - Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal:

U.S. senators help promote Best Buy teen program - Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal:: "ver the next several months, the @15 Web site, along with the organization’s social networking pages and YouTube channel, will feature messages from teens engaged in Best Buy programs, celebrities, musicians and members of Congress."

Thursday, February 19, 2009

MyWestTexas.com > Press Releases: Permian Basin Students in Philanthropy clubs hold 5th annual conference

MyWestTexas.com > Press Releases: Permian Basin Students in Philanthropy clubs hold 5th annual conference: "More than 100 high school and college students from the eight area Permian Basin Students in Philanthropy (SIP) clubs and their sponsors will participate in the group’s fifth annual conference from 8:15 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday at Midland College’s Advanced Technology Center."

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Local teen donates time, money and soccer equipment to Kenyan village - Ann Arbor Sports – MLive.com

Local teen donates time, money and soccer equipment to Kenyan village - Ann Arbor Sports – MLive.com: "The teen-aged Kenyan held his yellow No. 10 Pele replica up to his chest, alternating looks down at it and up at Wilder-Romans, a teenager from Ann Arbor.

'He kept doing that,' Wilder-Romans, 18, said. 'He didn't know what to do.'"

Friday, February 13, 2009

Finding Purpose Through Philanthropy « Jewish Community Federation

Finding Purpose Through Philanthropy « Jewish Community Federation: "One of our new regular features at Challah Back is Meet the Board, where you get to “meet” this year’s YAD Board. Find out why so many people get involved in YAD and what inspires them!

While I have been in the Bay Area for 12 years, I only recently became involved with YAD a few years ago. After moving here, I became active in philanthropy work and in supporting the arts. I decided to change my focus as to how I was spending my time and where I giving back after my grandmother’s passing. It was at that time that I felt a strong need to get involved in the Jewish community and more importantly to stay connected to her in a meaningful way."

EPYCS grant awarded HHS Leadership class

EPYCS grant awarded HHS Leadership class: "The Foundation has begun to phase out the traditional EPYCS program over the next two years. However, schools were able to still apply for a $10,000 grant for the next two years; $5,000 for 2009 and $5,000 for 2010, to offer to nonprofit organizations in their community. There is a limit of $500 to be granted to in-district projects or organizations."

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Global Youth Summit participant is possibly America's youngest philanthropy blogger | Local News | Idaho Statesman

Global Youth Summit participant is possibly America's youngest philanthropy blogger | Local News | Idaho Statesman: "Stockman is doing the same thing through her online blog, '25 Days to Make a Difference.'

Stockman accepted an invitation to come to Boise this week for the Special Olympics Global Youth Summit, a meeting of young people with and without intellectual disabilities who are trying to make their own communities healthier, kinder places to live.

Stockman told us about her work."

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Wallet : Are Your Kids Ready to Manage Their Money — Or Yours?

The Wallet : Are Your Kids Ready to Manage Their Money — Or Yours?: "Among focal points today’s wealthy kids need, in Howell’s view: savings, investing, entrepreneurship and philanthropy. Parents should take their young children to the bank, involving them in financial decisions and processes — such as setting savings targets, even for small amounts of money — early on. Howell also recommends investment clubs for kids, and says parents should teach their children the importance of developing the education and leadership skills they’ll need to make money themselves — as many of their parents have."

Monday, January 26, 2009

The World Link: The young philanthropists

The World Link: The young philanthropists: "NORTH BEND — The notion of philanthropy may be lost on many modern teenagers, beyond the type that streams from their parents’ wallets into their waiting hands.

Not so at North Bend High School, where a group of 17 teens have been charged with the task of distributing $5,000 to area nonprofits."

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Kids get behind coin drive

Kids get behind coin drive: "Jeneece has been inducted into the Terry Fox Hall of Fame for her dedication to fundraising and she recently received The Association of Fundraising Professionals Giving Hearts Award."

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

BYU NewsNet - Students branch out, make nonprofit groups

BYU NewsNet - Students branch out, make nonprofit groups: "They were passionate about their idea, they conquered all of the paperwork and they never gave up. Now the founders of The Cause for Education have raised nearly $3,000 in two months.

As this group of young adults in the Provo area experienced, starting your own nonprofit is not a simple task."

Sickles Student Helps Lead National 'Souper Bowl' Charity

Sickles Student Helps Lead National 'Souper Bowl' Charity: "Daigneault, a senior at Sickles High School, is one of 19 students nationally serving on the youth advisory board for the Souper Bowl of Caring. The 20th annual event coordinates food drives on Super Bowl weekend for local charities through schools, churches, businesses and organizations."

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Cool School teaches philanthropy | www.jconline.com | Journal and Courier

Cool School teaches philanthropy | www.jconline.com | Journal and Courier: "We hope the kids learn about philanthropy,' Mize said. 'The work day shows kids that even a small effort can make a difference in the community.

'That is a valuable lesson to learn.'

Mize said the money will help the Wildcat Wildlife Center start an education area at its Delphi location."

Friday, January 09, 2009

“Giving Game” « The Philanthropic Family

Found this from Sharon Schneider's Blog

“Giving Game” « The
Philanthropic Family
: "Remember these VW Beetle Convertible commercials (see above) where someone opens a door for someone else and then they trace it backwards and show how one nice thing someone did led to a continual chain of nice things? Now you (and your kids) can be the person who sets the whole chain in motion."

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Prairie Post - Students learn philanthropy

Prairie Post - Students learn philanthropy: "Students learn philanthropy
Written by Publisher
Thursday, 08 January 2009
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By Ryan Dahlman
Manyberries
A trip to the city for youngsters from the rural area often means getting something they want or need.
However for a group of 15 students from Manyberries School, they learned it is much better to give than to receive."