Youth in Philanthropy Program (YIP)

High School students from Benton, Berwick, Central Columbia, Columbia-Montour Area Vo-Tech, Danville, Northwest, Shikellamy and Warrior Run High Schools are serving as youth grantmakers through the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation’s Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) program. More than 100 students participate in YIP and each school’s group has the responsibility of granting up to $5,000 to youth-related projects. The funding was given to each group through funding sources including the Berwick Health and Wellness Fund, the Central Columbia Educational Foundation, Danville Area Community Foundation, Warrior Run Education Foundation and individual donor contributions.

Youth in Philanthropy students are currently reviewing grant applications and will present grant awards at their May ceremony:


Benton Area School District YiP Group
After conducting a needs assessment at the school, the Benton Youth in Philanthropy (YiP) students seek to improve their schools and community. YiP can do this by funding programs that help youths and build positive character while improving Public Safety, Mental Health, and poverty of the community. Any organization that works to serve the youth of our community especially in these areas is encouraged to apply. Each YiP group has $5,000 to distribute. Please submit separate applications for each YiP group that you would like to apply. Because Youth in Philanthropy is funded by the Berwick Health and Wellness Fund (BHWF), all grant requests must support services provided to youth residing in the BHWF service area.


Berwick Area School District YiP Group
The Berwick Youth in Philanthropy (YiP) Students wish to create a positive impact within their community and seek to improve the community by funding programs that help improve the lives of youth. The Berwick YIP group is committed to addressing and improving problems in youth by funding programs directed toward our community. Your agency is encouraged to apply if your programs are committed to improving issues with drug use, academic stress, peer pressure, or provide programs to benefit the youth with team building activities and counseling. Each YiP group has $5,000 to distribute. Please submit separate applications for each YiP group that you would like to apply. Because this program is funded by the Berwick Health and Wellness Fund (BHWF), all grant requests must support services provided to youth residing in the BHWF service area.


Central Columbia School District YiP Group
The Central Columbia Youth in Philanthropy (YiP) Students seek to improve the community by funding programs that help those in need gain advantages and build character.  The Central Columbia YIP group is committed to addressing problems in our community by funding programs that focus on disabilities, teen pregnancy, and poverty affecting children and young adults.  Each YiP school has $5,000 to distribute.  Central’s Youth in Philanthropy program is funded by the Berwick Health and Wellness Fund (BHWF) and the Central Columbia Educational Foundation.  All grant requests must provide for nonprofits servicing the Central Columbia School District service area.


Columbia-Montour Vocational-Technical School YiP Group
The Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech Youth in Philanthropy (YiP) students seeks to improve the community by awarding grants to programs that help youth gain advantages and build character while teaching philanthropy. Your agency is encouraged to apply if your programs are committed to addressing and improving youth issues including stress and college/career planning, relationship/family abuse, peer pressure and bullying as well as cyber bullying. Each YiP group has $5,000 to distribute. Please submit separate applications for each YiP group that you would like to apply. Because the Youth in Philanthropy program is funded by the Berwick Health and Wellness Fund (BHWF), all grant requests must support services provided to youth residing in the BHWF service area.


Danville Area School District YiP Group
The Danville Youth in Philanthropy (YiP) group seeks to improve our community by granting money to people and programs aiming to help our youth. We are specifically trying to help youth activities and problems including, but not limited to, low self-esteem, school safety, outdoor activities, arts and music, academic issues, career readiness and pressure to succeed. If your agency supports any of these important issues you are encouraged to apply. The Danville YiP group has $5,000 to distribute back into the community. Since the YIP program is funded by the Danville Area Community Foundation, all grant requests must support services provided to youth residing in the Danville Area Community Foundation service area.


Northwest Area High School YiP Group
The Northwest Area Youth in Philanthropy group seeks to improve our community by granting money to people and programs aiming to help our youth. We are specifically trying to overcome youth problems including, but not limited to, low self-esteem, bullying, family/relationship abuse, and self-harm/depression. If your agency supports any of these important issues, you are encouraged to apply. Each YiP group has $5,000 to distribute to organizations willing to serve the needs of our community. If interested, please submit separate applications for each YiP group that you would like to apply. Because the YiP program is funded by the Berwick Health and Wellness Fund (BHWF), all grant requests must support services provided to youth residing in the BHWF service area.  If awarded grant funds, your organization will be required to submit a grant report explaining how the grant funding was used. We thank you in advance for showing concern in our community and wanting to contribute a service.


Shikellamy High School YiP Group
The Shikellamy Youth in Philanthropy (YiP) group seeks to improve their schools and community by funding programs that help the youth and build positive character while promoting the values of volunteerism and philanthropy. Your program is encouraged to apply if committed to addressing and improving youth issues, including but not limited to; drug and alcohol use, college/career planning, homelessness, and skill-building workshops. Each YiP program has $5,000 to distribute. Please submit separate applications for each YiP group that you would like to apply to. The Shikellamy YiP group is funded by a generous community donor.  All grant requests must support services provided to youth residing in the Shikellamy School District service area.


Warrior Run High School YiP Group
The Warrior Run High School chapter of Youth in Philanthropy is a group of student leaders that seeks to improve our community by promoting the art of giving, by partnering with local service organizations, and by granting money to people and programs that aim to help our community’s youth. After conducting a survey of needs in our community and analyzing the results, we are specifically trying to address needs among youth that were identified by students in the Warrior Run High School. Some of the top issues identified were stress, peer pressure, issues with body image, and issues with fitting in. If your group or organization supports youth in our community and/or addresses any of these important issues, you are encouraged to apply. Warrior Run Youth in Philanthropy chapter has $3,500 to distribute. Because the Youth in Philanthropy program is funded by the Warrior Run Education Foundation, all grant requests must support services provided to youth residing in the Warrior Run School District service area. Thank you for all you do to support the Warrior Run community. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

 

For questions, contact:

Christine Pangelinan
CSCF Program Officer