Welcome to Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP)!
During the 2018-2019 year, Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) celebrates 10 years as a youth-led committee of the Community Foundation! Thank you to those who continue to provide support and direction for this very important youth initiative. And thank you to all our members, alumni, advisors, and community partners. Together, we are making a positive impact and improving the quality of life for youth in DeKalb County.
YEP is open to all high school students in DeKalb County, IL. Through monthly meetings and volunteer opportunities, YEP builds leadership, communication, social, and analytical skills. Members are familiarized with nonprofits, build an understanding of philanthropy, and are introduced to grantmaking. A large portion of the year is spent on grantmaking, YEP Grants, where members learn to analyze grant applications, conduct site visits, and identify the potential impact on other youth in DeKalb County. Last year, the YEP committee allocated and granted $12,562 to 10 community organizations for a variety of youth serving programs and projects.
“Each year, YEP empowers high school students to think creatively, to analyze grant proposals, and to allocate thousands of grant dollars,” said 2017-2018 YEP Grants Chair Danniela Estrada. “YEP is truly a life changing experience as it allows young adults to understand the impact they can have in their own backyard.”
Upcoming meetings/events include:
NOTE - New this year we are capping YEP membership at 70 members. We've seen a huge increase in membership over the last two years and our current meeting space comfortably holds 70 chairs. Keeping this in mind along with our mission to be DeKalb County focused, we are giving each high school a certain amount of membership spots. Once those spots fill, additional applications from that school are added to a waiting list. Preference is given to returning members in good standing. Thank you for your interest and for understanding!
For questions, please contact YEP Staff Advisor Noah Nordbrock at 815-748-5383 or email@example.com.
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