Monthly Member Meetings

Meetings for Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP)members occur at the DeKalb County Community Foundation (475 DeKalb Avenue, Sycamore). Meetings are monthly, led by the youth Executive Committee, and feature a theme or guest speaker to help members better understand philanthropy and grantmaking.

October-March and May meetings occur on the 2nd Monday of the month from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Due to length and grant discussions, the September (orientation) and April (grant recommendations) meetings occur on the 2nd Sunday of the month in the afternoon/evening. The member meeting calendar lists monthly topics, meeting dates, and times.

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YEP Volunteer Events

YEP volunteer events are organized serving projects where members participate as a group. Each volunteer opportunity is chosen based on certain criteria. Criteria includes location in the county, number of volunteers needed, organization represented, and the overall direct or indirect impact to youth. Through volunteering, YEP members learn about community-serving organizations in DeKalb County and have multiple chances to work alongside them.

YEP members are expected to participate in at least one volunteer opportunity during the year. An adult advisor (Community Foundation staff or Board member) will accompany the members during the volunteering. Advisors are in charge of the care and safety of YEP members during the event and help to encourage the leadership and volunteering roles.