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Igniting the Spark: YOUTHadelphia, a Program of the Philadelphia Foundation

Posted on February 11, 2016 by Youth Philanthropy Connect

In 2006, The Philadelphia Foundation established YOUTHadelphia to build youth leadership skills by empowering teens to give back to their community. YOUTHadelphia is a unique youth philanthropy model, with a defined focus on mentoring among the cohort of youth, centered around the fact that newer youth are mentored by returning youth committee members… Read More

The Hip Family’s Guide to Happier Holidays

Posted on December 21, 2015 by Lisa Parker

Though this guide has been around for a few years now, the number of requests to share it has grown each Holiday Season. In that time, your once small children and grandchildren have grown older. This expanded edition includes the same great resources for young families along with new insights and opportunities for families with kids of all ages… Read More

Andrus Youth Service Program Application

Posted on July 27, 2015 by Andrus Family Fund

A sample application from a family foundation inviting next gen family members who are interested in participating in the family’s formal philanthropy program to share what excites and inspires them to give back to their community. Includes a sample cover letter explaining the overall goals of the youth service program… Read More

Andrus Youth Service Program Handbook

Posted on July 27, 2015 by Andrus Family Fund

A sample next gen program handbook from a family foundation inviting next gen family members to “develop a long-term commitment to being the change you want to see in this world.” Includes history about the foundation and the program, as well as a collection of activities for next gen youth to use to brainstorm and choose their own philanthropic path… Read More

For Youth by Youth: Meeting with Your Peers- Tips for Collaboration

Posted on April 27, 2015 by Anna Bebermeyer, Sarina Dayal, Veeral Suthar

Sometimes it can be challenging to work with other groups, for example, with other committees or with adults. Learn skills to help facilitate meetings for effectiveness and make decisions as a team. After this session, you'll be better at facilitating meetings, using collaborative decision-making tools, and leading others. Collaboration can be fun and rewarding! … Read More

For Youth by Youth: the Art Versus Science of Grantmaking

Posted on April 14, 2015 by Ashley Rodriguez, Christine Reeves Strigaro, Danielle LaJoie, Jared Heddinger, Jillian Wu

Sculpture, music, dance… those are arts. Chemistry, biology, physics… those are sciences. But, what’s philanthropy? And who are you, the philanthropist? Well, you’re both an artist and a scientist. Plus, you’re a part the long history of giving; people have been giving for centuries, in every country, at every income level, and in so many directions. … Read More

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