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We are fervently thankful for your support!
RESEARCH SHOWS that "youth philanthropy holds great benefits for all the parties involved: the young people who make funding decisions, the foundations which engage youth as partners in their work, the programs that receive grants and the communities those programs serve. Youth philanthropists say their experience in grant making helped them to understand community and youth issues, to make better decisions, to feel more comfortable sharing their views and to learn how to lead. It also seemed to spark their interest in higher education — 59 percent of youth philanthropists surveyed said that participation in youth philanthropy programs increased their interest in attending college. It also had an impact on their choice of studies and career path. In fact, many foundations are looking to youth philanthropy as a means to youth development. Youth-led grant making almost universally involves young people practicing leadership, solving problems, studying proposals, managing budgets, working together and presenting views to an audience of peers and adults.
Studies of the Youth Leadership Institutes’ ... found that youth seeking grants learn important lessons about planning, group decision-making and budgeting skills. These young grantees also feel a closer connection to their communities and gain confidence that they can change things for the better."
"I want there to be more projects!"~ Hudson, Age 6
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