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Serving DeKalb County, IL Since 1993

Alumni of Youth Engaged in Philanthropy

Through the Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) program, we have the opportunity to meet and interact with a number of high school students. Each is unique with their own set of hopes and dreams for the future. As they move beyond high school, our desire is for them to be community minded, retaining what they learned about community foundations, grantmaking, the role pf nonprofits, and of course, philanthropy!

So who are the YEP alumni and where are they today? Are they working in the nonprofit sector? Are they continuing their pursuit of knowledge? Are they making an impact for the betterment of their community? We sure hope so! Be sure to explore the alumni updates below to find out.

Alumni - Share your Story!

If you’re an alumni of the YEP program, we’d love to hear from you. Your story of life after high school has the potential to impact and inspire current members. We're searching for alumni to feature in monthly YEP meetings. If interested, consider one of the options below.

      
  • Submit an Alumni Update Form

    The easiest way to share an update! This online form will take about 5-10 minutes of your time. Simply fill in the information and hit submit. Be sure to email an updated photo of yourself to include with the update. Your information will be featured during an upcoming YEP meeting and then placed on the website.

    Submit an Alumni Update Form  
  • In-Person Update

    Let us know when you’ll be around and we’ll find an upcoming YEP meeting that works with your schedule. In-person updates are the most rewarding to current members and should only take about 20 minutes. YEP member meetings are held 1x a month on a weeknight, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the DeKalb County Community Foundation - 475 DeKalb Avenue, Sycamore.

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  • Video Update

    Let us know when you’ll be around and we can schedule a short interview session to film your update. Interview will last about 10-15 minutes. After some editing on our end, we’ll schedule your video interview to run during an upcoming YEP member meeting. Once the video interview is shown, we’ll add it to the website along with your written update.

YEP Alumni Updates

Meet Andrew McComb

We believe that YEP is a program with learning that lasts a lifetime. If you're an alumni of YEP, let's stay in touch well beyond your college and career years. Feel free to connect with us through any of the channels below. For questions or comments, please contact YEP Staff Advisor Noah Nordbrock at noah@dekalbccf.org or 815-748-5383.

Connect with the Youth Engaged in Philanthropy Facebook Group!

Follow Youth Engaged in Philanthropy on Instagram!

Subscribe to the YEPconnect - Alumni e-newsletter!

Connect with the DeKalb County Community Foundation on LinkedIn!

Connect with the DeKalb County Community Foundation on Facebook!