What is philanthropy?
Youth Engaged in Philanthropy is a program of Marion Community Foundation helping area high school students not only learn the answer to the “philanthropy” question, but also put it into practice. High school seniors from each of the Marion area schools meet monthly to learn more about our local community, organizations, and businesses. These youth experience philanthropy first hand by conducting a grants process and ultimately awarding a grant to a local nonprofit organization. Similarly, these students make an award recommendation for the Youth Engaged in Philanthropy scholarship.
Members completed a walking tour of downtown Marion, met with a panel of donors to area nonprofits, worked through a speed networking session featuring seven local organizations, and recently heard how various nonprofit, government, and businesses collaborate to prevent and treat addictions. Youth Engaged in Philanthropy is a program that educates students on the variety and impact of philanthropy in Marion. In the past, Youth Engaged in Philanthropy has awarded grants to Leapin’ Outreach, Marion City Schools, Scioto Valley Fire District, and others. This grant process has given high school seniors the knowledge and opportunity to impact our community for today and in the future.
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