The Foundation for MetroWest’s Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) program, which provides middle and high school students with educational and philanthropic opportunities, is currently recruiting 7th and 8th grade students who live or learn in Lincoln.
The program will begin on Wednesday, Nov. 29 and will be held in the Lincoln School every Wednesday from 4–5 p.m. (room location will be provded to accepted students). Applications will be accepted online at www.yipmetrowest.org until Monday, Nov. 27.
The YIP program helps participants learn about running a nonprofit, how donations are used, and what needs exist in their communities through a hands-on experience. In 2016, 10 Lincoln School students presented $5,000 grants to Save a Dog and Lucy’s Love Bus.
“As an organization, we take great pride in educating the next generation of philanthropists,” said Judith G. Salerno, executive director of the Foundation for MetroWest. “By continuing the YIP program in Lincoln, students will learn about local needs, how philanthropy affects where they live, and how they can make an impact at any age.”
One of the largest youth philanthropy education programs in the country, YIP is an experiential leadership development program designed for students interested in learning more about nonprofit organizations and the needs that exist in their own community. YIP students research local organizations and award $10,000 in grants, with no fees or tuition to participate. Over the past two decades, YIP has educated more than 1,250 teens who have granted more than $1 million to youth-serving organizations in the MetroWest area.