Youth in Philanthropy in action

Inspiring a Lifelong Commitment to Philanthropy

Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) is an experiential leadership development program of the Foundation for MetroWest. Our YIP program empowers and educates local youth to become our community's next generation of philanthropists--those who give their time, talent and treasure for the common good.

 

The YIP journey begins by uncovering the needs that exist right in our backyard. With this approach, youth discover their potential to positively impact their neighbors, town and region.

 

Since 1997 our YIP program has empowered hundreds of youth to invest over $1 million to support youth-serving nonprofits in our region. YIP helps students gain the knowledge, confidence and skills to take on leadership roles and pursue a lifelong passion for giving back.

 

The program is made possible thanks to generous donors and supporters, including parents like you.

Program Highlights

YIP Develops Future Leaders

Learn the administrative and strategic work of philanthropy
Learn the true importance of philanthropy
Understand community needs on a deeper level
Boost their knowledge of nonprofit organizations
Develop critical leadership skills

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Concord Academy

For students attending Concord Academy

 

The Fenn School

For 9th graders attending The Fenn School

 

 

Applications now closed.

 

Hopkinton

For high school students who live or learn in Hopkinton, Ashland, Milford, or Westborough

 

Applications are now open.

MetroWest at Natick

For high school students who live or learn in MetroWest

 

Applications are now open.

MetroWest at Sudbury

For high school students who live or learn in MetroWest

 

Applications are now closed.

Middlesex School

For students attending Middlesex School

Nashoba Brooks School

For 7th and 8th graders attending Nashoba Brooks School

 

 

Applications are now closed.

Needham

For high school students who live or learn in Needham or the surrounding communities

 

Applications are now closed.

Southborough

For high school students who live or learn in Southborough and/or attend Algonquin Regional High School

 

Applications are now open.

Wayland

For 8th graders who live or learn in Wayland

 

Program TBD.

Wellesley

For high school students who live or learn in Wellesley

 

Applications are now closed.

If you do not see your particular town or school listed above and your student lives or learns in MetroWest, we invite them to apply to either our Natick or Sudbury programs.

If you do not see your particular town or school listed above and your student lives or learns in MetroWest, we invite them to apply to either our Natick or Sudbury programs.

Support Youth in Philanthropy

There are a number of ways you can get involved with YIP including donating to the program, signing up for the Foundation’s newsletter, volunteering, and following us on social media!

The idea that my daughter could have hands on experience and learn what a nonprofit is and what it’s like to be part of one is amazing. The Youth in Philanthropy program is done so thoughtfully.

— Jennifer, YIP Parent from Needham

The program teaches the next generation about philanthropy and how to give back. I’ve seen that the sooner in life you learn about giving back, the better.

— Pamela, YIP Parent from Wayland

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