September 30, 2013
Youth Philanthropy in Indiana: Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Research
In 2013, the Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana (YPII) and the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis partnered together on a research study conducting focus group interviews with student participants and adult mentors in six Community Foundation youth councils around the state. These particular Community Foundations were selected to participate because they represent diverse regions of Indiana, have strong programmatic elements and successful models of youth philanthropy in action. The purpose of the study was to gain in-depth information about how high school students in Indiana learn and practice philanthropy outside the classroom, as well as the long-term effects of the youth councils.