THE BRANDYWINE HEALTH FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES THE FOURTH YEAR OF ITS YOUTH PHILANTHROPY PROGRAM
The Brandywine Health Foundation is launching the fourth year of the exciting Coatesville Area Youth Philanthropy Program underwritten by Citadel, the Marshall-Reynolds Foundation. and the Genuardi Family Foundation. This program will provide high school students from the greater Coatesville area with the opportunity to become engaged, involved, and to give back to their community through philanthropy and civic engagement.
The Coatesville Area Youth Philanthropy Program, or CAYPP for short, was designed by two high school students, and is for teens between the ages of 14 to 18 who reside in the Coatesville area to learn about the world of philanthropy. Throughout the course of the program, participants do not only learn how to give $15,000 in grant money to organizations in Coatesville, they will also learn a wide variety of skills including but not limited to leadership, teambuilding, communication, business, and more! The program is accepting applications now until September 28, 2018.
The program will meet approximately two to three times a month. Meetings will take place on a combination of Thursday evenings from (5:00 to 7:00 p.m.) and Saturday mornings (9:00 a.m. to Noon) from October through May.
This exciting program provides youth with the opportunity to be engaged in grantmaking from soliciting grant requests, reviewing grant proposals, going on site visits, and determining which community organizations to fund.
In addition to giving back to the Coatesville community, students who participate in this once-in-a-lifetime experience will gain the tools they need to succeed in both high school and beyond, as well as participate in a program that stands out on both college and job resumes!
The Coatesville Area Youth Philanthropy Program is looking for teens that are highly committed, determined, and looking to make a difference. These individuals will have a significant amount of responsibility in determining how grants will be awarded in the community. Youth may apply by downloading the application here.
For further information, contact:
Alyson Ferguson, MPH
CAYPP Program Manager at Brandywine Health Foundation
The CAYPP Class of 2017-18
Front Row (L-R): Aaron Collins, CASH 11, Rebecca Kibler, CASH 11, Sydney Mayo, CASH 10, Emily Scott, CASH 9, Alison Carling CASH 9
Second Row (L-R): Sonni Hutchinson, CASH 12, Meg Scott, CASH 10, Morgan Ernst, CASH 10, Kayla Recchiuti, CASH 10
Third Row (L-R): Patrick McManamon, CASH 10, Jullian Maurer, PA Leadership Charter School 12, Alondra Lopez-Garcia, CASH 11
Fourth Row (L-R): Jared Elters, CASH 12 and DJ Holmes, CASH 12
* Not Pictured: Mikyla Scott, CASH 11, Shanyah Clarke, CASH 12, Christian Martinez, CASH 10