In Their Own Words: An Inspiring and Successful Young Philanthropist
Thanks to donations from Techsoup.org and Cisco’s FLIP Video, you can hear from AFP chapters’ Youth in Philanthropy award winners—in their own words. Be inspired by taking a few moments to view this clip from a young philanthropist, Jeneece Edroff, who received her local AFP chapter YIP award after raising more than $1.5 million for a community project. In addition, Jeneece was awarded, at age 16, the Order of British Columbia, the province’s highest award, and this year received the 2012 Changing Our World/Simms Award for Outstanding Youth Ages 5–17 at the AFP International Conference on Fundraising in Vancouver.
AFP Chapter Spotlight: Southeastern Wisconsin
The words “inclusion” and “diversity” are often used to refer exclusively to the myriad racial and ethnic populations present in our communities, but for the AFP-Southeastern Wisconsin chapter these terms have been expanded to also encompass other diversities such as geography, gender and age. The creation of a “Philanthropic Youth of Today” award was one way the AFP Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter decided to reach out to youth in our community. Read more.
Does your chapter have a YIP program? If not, this fall members of the AFP YIP Committee will be calling chapter presidents with news about an exciting new tool you can use to start the conversation with your board!
YIP Featured Resource: National Philanthropy Day® Lesson Plans
As AFP chapter leaders begin preparing for celebration of National Philanthropy Day, which is just a few months away, the YIP subcommittee offers a reminder of some of the valuable resources available to help connect fundraising professionals, educators and the younger generation. An AFP collaboration with Learning to Give, a division of generationOn, a global youth service movement igniting the power of all kids to make their mark on the world, updated Learning to Give’s series of lesson plans on National Philanthropy Day last year. These lesson plans can be used in schools, clubs or youth-serving organizations to introduce young people to National Philanthropy Day. In particular, they can be an excellent outreach tool for AFP chapter leaders to build relationships with local educators and youth leaders. So go ahead and contact them! They may be interested in sharing this special programming or inviting you in as a special guest this November. Click here for access to these free lesson plans.
The Best of the AFP YIP Blog
If you participate in the AFP YIP blog, then you know the value of these discussions and information posts—young people worldwide really are making a difference through their philanthropic efforts. Here are some recent highlights.