Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) is pleased to announce their distribution of $17,023 in youth impact grants. Grants were awarded to fourteen community and nonprofit organizations for a variety of youth-serving projects and programs in DeKalb County.
“YEP is a fantastic organization that gives youth a real voice in the community,” said student member Sam Crutcher, YEP Grants Chair. “We’ve been able to give back and serve in tangible ways thanks to the Community Foundation and the support from the community. This year’s April grant allocation meeting was nothing short of a success. I’m honored to work with our members on funding decisions and can’t wait to see the positive impacts our grants will make.”
2022 YEP Grant Recipients:
As a youth-led committee of the DeKalb County Community Foundation, YEP exists to familiarize high school students in DeKalb County with local nonprofits, grantmaking, and philanthropy. The program builds up to a final meeting where members are responsible for reviewing grant applications and distributing more than $14,000 into the community. After recommendations are determined, YEP presents their grant decisions to the Community Foundation Board of Directors for final approval. This year’s YEP committee is made up of 70 high school students from ten different schools in DeKalb County.
For question or additional information, please contact YEP Staff Advisor Noah Nordbrock at 815-748-5383 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Learn more about YEP Grants > Learn more about Youth Engaged in Philanthropy >