Young leaders from 14 nations gathered for the first ever Global Youth Community Philanthropy Summit in June 2014. This report documents major themes emerging from the summit, including inspiring approaches, trending topics and the networks needed to amplify youth community philanthropy in the future.
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Michigan is a state full of dynamic and engaged youth philanthropists. Over 20 years ago, in efforts to increase the giving capacity of Community Foundations, and to engage youth in the grantmaking process, the W.K.
This report shares reflections on an in-depth examination of the story and needs of youth grantmaking (young people making monetary contributions to organizations through established institutions or governing bodies).
This study seeks to understand young people’s perspectives on factors that make their lives healthy and whole, speaks to existing theories generated by adult researchers, and reports preliminary ideas garnered from numerous young people about how they conceptualize their own well-being.
With support from The C.S. Mott Foundation, the American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) investigated and documented pathways into postsecondary education and the workforce for older, vulnerable youth in Michigan with the goal of providing information to create a more robust dialogue amongst key state-level stakeholders.
Our 2014 Youth Philanthropy and Service Camp is for members of Youth Advisory Committees and the adult advisors of these committees. The theme this year is "Purpose. Passion. Philanthropy. #makeitcount"
Join Dr. Lynn Wooten as she provides knowledge and insights about creating and leading a youth committee that is diverse and reflective of the community in which they serve.
2015 Youth Grantmakers Leadership Conference. The conference was held on June 19-21 at Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI.
This brief explores the ways youth-employment program providers can help young people who are out of the labor force and out of school obtain valuable work experience or further education.
Organized by the Council on Foundations and CMF, with support from the C.S. Mott Foundation, the June summit brought together more than 50 youth philanthropy practitioners and enthusiasts from 14 different countries
This annual conference brings together over 300 youth grantmakers from all over Michigan and the U.S. to be empowered by learning from each other and deepening their grantmaking skills.
The 2014 GCYF Annual Conference theme "Strong Places, Strong People: Strengthening Grantmakers as Partners in Change" will provide intense and meaningful learning opportunities that explore the concept of place, and how change occurs at the nexus between place and grant investments.
Drawing on surveys, focus groups, archival documents, and interviews with youth participants and adult advisors and leaders, this report documents the impacts on youth, the participating community foundations, and on the Michigan communities.
This report from The Bridgespan Group explores promising efforts youth employment programs and employer engagement.
Good schools are, of course, essential, but not alone sufficient for the long-term academic, economic, and civic success of our nation’s young people. Rather, an integrated set of supports is needed in families, in all facets of communities, and, yes, in schools. Research, community wisdom, and common sense tell us that families, schools and the broader community need to work together to create integrated systems of support for each child— an approach that we term youth systems.
In this reprint from the Foundation Review, a peer-reviewed journal of philanthropy published by the Johnson Center at Grand Valley State University, the authors focuses on a particular approach to large-scale, community-based educational change – Local College Access Networks in the state of Michigan – to answer two key questions: What factors serve to shape the social change agenda? How can community foundations serve to promote and advance the agenda?