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Serving DeKalb County, IL Since 1993

We are Philanthropists!

YEP members benefit from multiple opportunities to build leadership, communication, social, and analytical skills. High school youth from all across DeKalb County join to learn more about philanthropy in the community where they live. In the 2015/2016 season, a record 46 high school students participated in the YEP allocation meeting! Students came from a variety of schools including: Aurora Central Catholic High School, DeKalb High School, Genoa-Kingston High School, Home School, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, Indian Creek High School, Somonauk High School, and Sycamore High School.

2016-17 Executive Committee

  • Stephen Poorten, Grants Chair, Sycamore High School
  • Ellie Bowers, Vice Chair, Sycamore High School
  • Tyler Hull, Outreach Chair, Sycamore High School
  • Izzy Hayes, Chair, DeKalb High School
  • Cullin Suter, Secretary, DeKalb High School

2016-17 Members

  • Hank Barnes, DeKalb High School
  • Owen Bockman, Sycamore High School
  • Ellie Bowers, Sycamore High School
  • Ben Briscoe, Sycamore High School
  • Cameron Carani, Sycamore High School
  • Jake Carani, Sycamore High School
  • Ella Carpenter, Sycamore High School
  • Jacqueline DiNatale, DeKalb High School
  • Lauren Engel, Hinckley-Big Rock High School
  • Trevor Espy, DeKalb High School
  • Danniela Estrada, Sandwich High School
  • Lindsy Franzene, DeKalb High School
  • Idalis Garcia, Sycamore High School
  • Teresa Gramer, Sycamore High School
  • Grace Gruner, Sycamore High School
  • Theresa Guss, Sycamore High School
  • Izzy Hayes, DeKalb High School
  • Morgan Heinisch, Sycamore High School
  • Cole Heinisch, Sycamore High School
  • Kyle Hess, DeKalb High School
  • Maddie Hill, Genoa-Kingston High School
  • Rachel Hughes, Genoa-Kingston High School
  • Tyler Hull, Sycamore High School
  • Emma Keicher, Sycamore High School
  • Theron Koch, Aurora Central Catholic
  • Alison Kramer, Genoa-Kingston High School
  • Sophie McComb, Sycamore High School
  • Cally McPherson, Genoa-Kingston High School
  • Gabbie Melms, DeKalb High School
  • Sophie Melton, Sycamore High School
  • Riley Melton, Sycamore High School
  • Jack Michel, Marmion Academy
  • Drew Milligan, Somonauk High School
  • Grant Minnihan, Sycamore High School
  • Nina Mitchell, DeKalb High School
  • Michael Mitchell, DeKalb High School
  • Hannah Mueller, Hinckley-Big Rock High School
  • Sam Naftzger, DeKalb High School
  • Trinity Nordbrock, Sycamore High School
  • Suzanna Oliveros, Sycamore High School
  • Stephen Poorten, Sycamore High School
  • Charlie Roberts, DeKalb High School
  • Emilie Schramer, DeKalb High School
  • Katie Sherman, DeKalb High School
  • Aidan Simmons, Genoa-Kingston High School
  • Olivia Simmons, Genoa-Kingston High School
  • Emma Stice, Sycamore High School
  • George Stice, Sycamore High School
  • Katie Streicher, Sycamore High School
  • Cullin Suter, DeKalb High School
  • Libby Swedberg, Sycamore High School
  • Hailey Thurlby, Genoa-Kingston High School
  • David Tripp, Somonauk High School
  • Natalie Vaughn-Low, DeKalb High School
  • Olivia Walk, DeKalb High School
  • Lucas Wilkinson, Sycamore High School