The Coatesville Area Youth Philanthropy Program (CAYPP) is the first program to allow youths to direct significant philanthropic donations in the greater Coatesville area.
The Coatesville Area Youth Philanthropy Program (CAYPP) is an exciting program for youth, which was developed by the Brandywine Health Foundation (BHF) for teens living in the Coatesville Area School District, to learn more about the needs of their community, learn how to make a difference, experience diversity and teamwork through collaboration, and to become actual philanthropists.
CAYPP offers teens the opportunity to learn about the world of philanthropy through leadership training, mentoring, coaching, donor instructions, diversity components, social philanthropic definitions, round-table question and answer discussions with philanthropists, group sessions and team building in a safe and trusting environment.
CAYPP’s philanthropic endeavors are being funded by a generous donation of $100,000 over the next five years from Citadel Federal Credit Union. Each year the youth will have $15,000 to disburse to non-profits serving the greater Coatesville area that they have selected.
“Putting dollars into their hands and letting them figure out what to do with it, as opposed to just a hypothetical classroom exercise, is brilliant. For high school students to be able to not only think about how to improve their community but to actually be able to take steps to make an impact will, hopefully, lay a foundation for them that will live with them throughout their lives.” says Jeff March, Citadel’s president and CEO, and Coatesville Area Senior High School ( CASH) graduate.
Special thanks to Citadel, the Marshall-Reynolds Foundation, and the Genuardi Family Foundation for generously funding this unique and transformational program for our youth AND our community.
View Video produced by Katie Weiser, our 2016 CYI Summer ServiceCorps Intern.
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