Explore social issues that matter to them.
Engage with nonprofit organizations, volunteering, or conducting a site visit to find out more about their mission and why the work they do is essential to their community.
Use their voice to advocate and vote for one or more nonprofits to receive grant funds based on what they learned from their grant application and personal experience.
Understand Impact: Students ask the nonprofit organizations to submit grant proposals for $1,000 (or more if the students fundraise additional funds) to evaluate how their funds will be spent. Students consider how volunteering or advocating for an organization or social cause makes an impact. Students compare the budgets of nonprofits and learn how they stretch their budgets to maximize impact.
Reflect on why their actions matter and what the youth philanthropy experience means to them, the nonprofit organizations, and the community.
Celebrate the learning process and award the $1,000 grant to the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization at the annual Giving Ceremony events.
We do this through a six-step program implemented by teachers that connect donors, students, teachers, and nonprofit organizations.