Youth in Philanthropy Groups Award 2019 Grants

Press Release

April 30, 2019

Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) is a philanthropic-oriented education program offered by the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation. The purpose of the program is for youth to understand the meaning of philanthropy, learn about the local nonprofit world and take part in the grantmaking process. Through this program, students are empowered to make a positive impact in their communities now and in the future.

YIP groups, consisting of approximately 15 high school students from eight local school districts—Benton, Berwick, Central Columbia, Columbia-Montour Area Vo-Tech, Danville, Northwest, Shikellamy and Warrior Run—held their end-of-year grant ceremony on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at the Danville High School in Danville.

Forty-four grants totaling $38,500 were awarded. At Tuesday's ceremony, student representatives from each YIP group presented grant awards to a representative from each grantee organization. These grants were funded by the Berwick Health and Wellness Fund, the Central Columbia Educational Foundation, Danville Area Community Foundation, Warrior Run Education Foundation, and individual donor contributions. The YIP program is coordinated by Christine Orlando, CSCF senior program officer.

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Benton YIP awarded the following grants:

  • Benton Area Band Booster Club—It's All About the Bass! Improving Benton's Band Program, $510
  • Benton Area School District—Clean Water, Clear Minds, $3,000
  • Benton Area School District—Feed Every Child for the Summer, $250
  • Nicholas Wolff Foundation, Inc.—KidsKash, $490
  • Ronald McDonald House of Danville, Inc.—Camp Dost, $500
  • The Children's Museum, Inc.—Improving Self-Efficacy and Self-Esteem in Benton Area Students, $250

Berwick YIP awarded the following grants:

  • AGAPE Love from Above to Our Community—No Child Left Hungry on the Weekend: AGAPE School Backpack Program, $1,000
  • Berwick Area School District—Students Overcome and Achieve through Running Program Uniforms, $500
  • Beyond Violence Inc.—Shelter Teen Area, $500
  • For The Cause—Teen Tech Program, $2,000
  • North Branch Young Life—Berwick WyldLife Campership Initiative, $500
  • Ronald McDonald House of Danville, Inc.—Camp Dost, $500
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Central Columbia YIP awarded the following grants:

  • AGAPE Love from Above to Our Community—"Go Green" Cloth Diaper Program, $500
  • AGAPE Love from Above to Our Community—No Child Left Hungry on the Weekend: AGAPE School Backpack Program, $500
  • Caring Communities For AIDS—SCORE Conference, $300
  • Eos Therapeutic Riding Center—Beautification and Safety of Therapeutic Riding Trail, $300
  • Nicholas Wolff Foundation, Inc.—KidsKash, $680
  • Orangeville Public Library—Summer Reading Program 2019, $700
  • Ronald McDonald House of Danville, Inc.—Camp Dost, $1,000
  • Central Columbia School District—SAP Central Family, $500
  • The Children's Museum, Inc.—Special Needs Nights at the Museum, $520

Columbia-Montour Area Vo-Tech YIP awarded the following grants:

  • AGAPE Love from Above to Our Community—No Child Left Hungry on the Weekend: AGAPE School Backpack Program, $500
  • AGAPE Love from Above to Our Community—Women in Need (WIN) Program, $500
  • Angel Blessings—Organization Support, $1,500
  • Central PA Business & Education Association—College & Career Readiness Programs Outreach, $500
  • Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit—YES to the Future, $500
  • Eos Therapeutic Riding Center—Beautification and Safety of Therapeutic Riding Trail, $500
  • Single Mothers Individually Living Empowered, Inc.—Imagine Phase II, $500
  • The Children's Museum, Inc.—MAKER Camp: STEM Summer Camp Materials, $500
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Danville YIP awarded the following grants:

  • Danville Child Development Center—Engaging Opportunities for School Age Children, $1,500
  • Nicholas Wolff Foundation, Inc.—KidsKash, $750
  • North Branch Young Life—Young Life High School Mentorship Expansion and Staff Support, $500
  • PA Swarm—2019 Youth Support, $500
  • The Children's Museum, Inc.—After School STEM with Danville Area Students, $750
  • Transitional Housing and Care Center of Columbia and Montour County—Care Kit, $1,000

Northwest YIP awarded the following grants:

  • For the Cause—Teen Tech Program, $2,000
  • Northwest Area School District—Life Skills Program, $1,000
  • Northwest Area School District—Ranger Care Closet, $2,000
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Shikellamy YIP awarded the following grants:

  • AGAPE Love from Above to Our Community—"Go Green" Cloth Diaper Program, $2,000
  • Central PA Business & Education Association—College, Career, and Community Leadership Development, $500
  • Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit—YES to the Future, $500
  • Nicholas Wolff Foundation, Inc.—KidsKash, $2,000

Warrior Run YIP awarded the following grants:

  • Father's Hope—Hope for the Holidays, $400
  • Warrior Run High School National Honor Society—6th Annual Special Education Field Day, $3,100
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