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Upcoming Events

Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) kicks off the year with a Meet & Greet WEBINAR:

  • Sunday, August 23
  • 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Online webinar

Come and learn more about Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP). A unique, youth-led committee for high school students in DeKalb County. YEP is free and builds leadership, communication, social, and analytical skills. Members are familiarized with nonprofits, build an understanding of philanthropy, and are introduced to grantmaking. High school students and parents interested in YEP are invited to attend!

Register for the Meet & Greet webinar >

Please note: ALL youth interested in becoming a 2020-2021 YEP member MUST complete an annual application and commitment form. All applicants will be notified of membership status prior to the September meeting. Membership applications are currently available on the Join YEP webpage. To reflect our desire to be a DeKalb County youth committee, membership will be capped per high school. For questions, please contact YEP Staff Advisor Noah Nordbrock at 815-748-5383 or noah@dekalbccf.org.

August 23, 2020

Meet & Greet – Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP)

Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) kicks off the year with a Meet & Greet WEBINAR: Sunday, August 23 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Online webinar Come and […]
August 7, 2020
YEP, Youth Engaged in Philanthropy, DeKalb County Community Foundation

YEP Set to Begin 12th Year of Youth Leadership and Grantmaking

In the fall of 2020, Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) begins its 12th year as a youth-led committee of the DeKalb County Community Foundation. The mission […]
July 7, 2020
YEP, Youth Engaged in Philanthropy, DeKalb County Community Foundation

Ramping up Youth Involvement in the Community

What do you get when you take a group of motivated high school students backed by generous community donors and challenge them to address current youth […]
June 1, 2020
YEP, Youth Engaged in Philanthropy, DeKalb County Community Foundation

Meet the 2020-2021 YEP Executive Committee

We are excited to welcome next year’s Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) executive committee! As a youth-led committee, these six students are the leadership of YEP […]
May 26, 2020
YEP, Youth Engaged in Philanthropy, DeKalb County Community Foundation

$12,583 Awarded in Youth Impact Grants for DeKalb County

Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) is pleased to announce their distribution of $12,583 in youth impact grants. Grants were awarded to nine community organizations for a […]
April 17, 2020

(Cancelled) NIU SEAYLP Program #2 – YEP Outreach Event

PLEASE NOTE: This YEP outreach event has been cancelled. The NIU Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program (SEAYLP) will not take place this year due to COVID-19. […]
April 9, 2020
Youth Engaged in Philanthropy, YEP, DeKalb County Community Foundation, Sycamore, IL

(Cancelled) NIU SEAYLP Program #1 – YEP Outreach Event

PLEASE NOTE: This YEP outreach event has been cancelled. The NIU Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program (SEAYLP) will not take place this year due to COVID-19. […]
March 13, 2020
Youth Engaged in Philanthropy, YEP, DeKalb County Community Foundation, Sycamore, IL

(Postponed) Royal Children’s Ball (Youth Service Bureau) – YEP Outreach Event

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the rising concern of COVID-19, the Royal Children’s Ball has been postponed. The DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau plans to reschedule the […]
January 29, 2020
Youth Engaged In Philanthropy, YEP Alumni, DeKalb County Community Foundation

YEP Alumni Update With Christin Bothe

YEP Alumni – Where are they now? Meet Christin Bothe, former Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) grants chair and a 2013 graduate of DeKalb High School. […]