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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 $14,005 to nine local nonprofit organizations to benefit a variety of youth programs and projects.

2019-2020 Executive Committee

  • Nina Mitchell - Chair, DeKalb High School
  • Olivia Simmons - Vice Chair, Genoa High School
  • Hailee Bosek - Grants Chair, Sandwich High School
  • Owen Bockman - Outreach Chair, Sycamore High School
  • Ashley Parks - Membership Chair, Sycamore High School
  • Izi Myers-MIller - Donor Relations & Fundraising Chair, DeKalb High School

2019-2020 YEP Members

  • Gavin Anderson, Sycamore High School
  • Megan Baker, Sycamore High School
  • Bree Barwick, DeKalb High School
  • Halle Beverley, DeKalb High School
  • Anthony Biundo, Sycamore High School
  • Sydney Bobo, DeKalb High School
  • Owen Bockman, Sycamore High School
  • Hailee Bosek, Sandwich High School
  • Jenny Cruz, Sycamore High School
  • Nautica Diaz, DeKalb High School
  • Drew Donahoe, Sycamore High School
  • Vanessa Duffy, DeKalb High School
  • Mason Dukes, Sycamore High School
  • Quin Dukes, Sycamore High School
  • Caden Emmert, Sycamore High School
  • Grace Flemming, DeKalb High School
  • Keenan Flint, Hiawatha High School
  • Eleanor Floyd, Sandwich High School
  • Natalie Fox, Indian Creek High School
  • Danny Franzene, DeKalb High School
  • Nayeli Galvan, Sandwich High School

2019-2020 YEP Members (continued)

  • Donny Gramer, Sycamore High School
  • Asia Greer, DeKalb High School
  • PJ Gutknecht, Genoa Kingston High School
  • Georgia Harrelson, Home School
  • Gregory Harrelson, Home School
  • Cole Heinisch, Sycamore High School
  • Addie Heinisch, Sycamore High School
  • Morgan Heinisch, Sycamore High School
  • DaiJana Hill, DeKalb High School
  • Maddie Hill, Genoa Kingston High School
  • Kaari Hostler, Sycamore High School
  • Kelsie Jordal, Indian Creek High School
  • Evelyn Kandler, Hinckley Big-Rock
  • Jillian Keck, DeKalb High School
  • Brianna Keegan, Genoa Kingston High School
  • Oliver Keicher, Sycamore High School
  • Elizabeth Kleckner, Sycamore High School
  • Katelyn Kolkebeck, DeKalb High School
  • Madelyn Marshall, DeKalb High School
  • Susana Martin, Sycamore High School
  • Thomas McComb, Sycamore High School

2019-2020 YEP Members (continued)

  • Nina Mitchell, DeKalb High School
  • Remaliah Mitchem, DeKalb High School
  • Kelsey Mulligan, Sycamore High School
  • Izi Myers-Miller, DeKalb High School
  • Will Naftzger, DeKalb High School
  • Ja'Mari Newell, DeKalb High School
  • Makaylynn Newman, DeKalb High School
  • Trinity Nordbrock, Sycamore High School
  • Hope Nordbrock, Sycamore High School
  • Isaac O’Brien, Sycamore High School
  • Avery O’Brien, DeKalb High School
  • Florence Omodayo, DeKalb High School
  • Joely Overstreet, Genoa Kingston High School
  • Ashley Parks, Sycamore High School
  • Grace Parks, Sycamore High School
  • Jaden Peck, Sycamore High School
  • Maya Petragallo, Indian Creek High School
  • Emalyn Polz, Sycamore High School
  • Ava Polz, Sycamore High School
  • Joey Puleo, Sycamore High School

2019-2020 YEP Members (continued)

  • Margaret Roberts, Somonauk High School
  • Iyanla Ross, DeKalb High School
  • Robbie Sapita, Sycamore High School
  • Tom Schramer, DeKalb High School
  • Alyssa Scudder, Indian Creek High School
  • Andrea Scudder, Indian Creek High School
  • Olivia Simmons, Genoa Kingston High School
  • Owen Simmons, Genoa Kingston High School
  • Brooke Swanson, Sycamore High School
  • Ruthanne Taylor, Indian Creek High School
  • Erin Templin, Sycamore High School
  • Hussein Thahab, DeKalb High School
  • Abdullah Thahab, DeKalb High School
  • Alaina Thompson, Sycamore High School
  • Bella Vivirito, DeKalb High School
  • Belle Wellman, Hiawatha High School
  • Zachary Wilkinson, Sycamore High School
  • Evelyn Witte, Indian Creek High School
  • Audrey Witte, Indian Creek High School
  • Allison Yohanan, DeKalb High School
  • Jacob Zenz, DeKalb High School