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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. last year, YEP granted $12,562 to 10 local nonprofit organizations to benefit a variety of youth programs and projects.

2018-2019 Executive Committee

  • Nina Mitchell - Chair, DeKalb High School
  • Emma Keicher - Vice Chair, Sycamore High School
  • Hailee Bosek - Grants Chair, Sandwich High School
  • Cameron Carani - Outreach Chair, Sycamore High School
  • Ashley Parks - Secretary, Sycamore High School
  • Sophie McComb - Donor Relations & Fundraising Chair, Sycamore High School

2018-2019 YEP Members

  • Emily Astling
  • Megan Baker
  • Bree Barwick
  • Kallie Beinarauskas
  • Clara Biletzky
  • Will Biletzky
  • Kristina Biundo
  • Anthony Biundo
  • Owen Bockman
  • Hailee Bosek
  • Timothy Braun
  • Hailey Burnett
  • Josh Burns
  • Cameron Carani
  • Judy Chen
  • Isabelle Crownhart
  • Drew Donahoe
  • Mason Dukes
  • Sydney Dumas (Bobo)
  • Grace Flemming
  • Eleanor Floyd
  • Natalie Fox
  • Danny Franzene
  • Lindsy Franzene
  • Donny Gramer
  • Asia Greer
  • Patrick Gutknecht

2018-2019 YEP Members (continued)

  • Cole Heinisch
  • Morgan Heinisch
  • DaiJana Hill
  • Maddie Hill
  • Jasmine Jackson
  • Kelsie Jordal
  • Jolie Keck
  • Brianna Keegan
  • Emma Keicher
  • Ben Keierleber
  • Tom Kruis
  • Sophia McComb
  • Kayla McCormick
  • Madeline McCormick
  • Kaiylee Mecklenburg
  • Nina Mitchell
  • Kelsey Mulligan
  • Courtney Mulligan
  • Izi Myers-Miller
  • Ja'Mari Keith Newell
  • Trinity Nordbrock
  • Lydia Oker
  • Joely Overstreet
  • Ashley Parks
  • Jaden Peck

2018-2019 YEP Members (continued)

  • Maya Petragallo
  • Olivia Plant
  • Emalyn Polz
  • Iyanla Ross
  • Megan Sapita
  • Tom Schramer
  • Emilie Schramer
  • Alyssa Scudder
  • Owen Simmons
  • Olivia Simmons
  • George Stice
  • Erin Templin
  • Abdulla Thahab
  • Hussien Thahab
  • Alaina Thompson
  • Jayme Todd
  • Madeleine Vinz
  • Brooke Wackerlin
  • Genevieve Weiss
  • Zach Wilkinson
  • Ariyana Williams
  • Evelyn Witte
  • Allison Yohanan
  • Ryan Zaeske
  • Jacob Zenz