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Robert K. Ross

Seven years ago, we launched a President’s Youth Council (PYC) at the California Endowment, and it seems like a good time to tell you that the young people who’ve served on the council over those seven years have significantly influenced…

Robert Walton

The environmental movement has been steadily gaining ground as people realize how important it is to take action in the face of ever-growing environmental concerns. Organizations across the country have tried to address problems in different ways, from looking into…

Sheryl Seller

Despite the growing number of youth philanthropy programs in the United States, a 2002 survey found that “only 48 percent of adults believe it is important to seek young people’s opinions when making decisions that affect them.” As Katie Richards-Schuster,…

Brooklyn Youth Fellows

“I always knew my voice mattered, but the Youth Fellows program is my megaphone.” – Ray, Brooklyn Youth Fellow A group of young people sit around a table, each with their own unique lived experiences–from incarceration to homelessness to living…

Sarah Saltzman and Kylie Semel

Being busy isn’t a reason to avoid connecting with other youth philanthropists—it’s a reason to do it. We’re Kylie and Sarah, and we’re both members of the Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation Junior Board and the Youth Philanthropy Connect (YPC)…

Kelly Davenport Nowlin

In 2000, my family’s foundation (Surdna) established the Andrus Family Philanthropy Program to engage future generations in our family in formalized philanthropy. In addition, we created two youth programs, targeting 13-17 and 18-24 year olds, respectively (learn more here!). For…

Arif Ekram

What are the SDGs? United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals—better known as the SDGs—are a set of 17 universal goals for global economic development, prosperity, human dignity, peace, justice, and partnerships. They have been agreed upon by virtually every nation on…

Katherine Scott

As a young person, I advocated for every cause I cared about. I’d post articles on the wall of our school cafeteria about almost every issue (I was passionate about them all) and fundraise (and eventually recruit an entire team)…

Danielle LaJoie

As a former member of the Battle Creek Community Foundation’s Youth Alliance Committee (YAC) and also the Michigan Community Foundations Youth Project, I’ve seen community needs assessments from both the view of a participant in the assessment and also as…

Maddie Adkins

As the president of my high school environmental club and the youth leader of The Promise Project, I’ve learned a few things about how to empower youth to become leaders. (1) Facilitate, don’t delegate. How do you keep youth motivated?…