Youth Philanthropy Council
100 Youth Who Care
October 15, students from public and private high schools across West Vancouver used their voices to grant out $1,000 to 3 organizations that benefit youth/young adults in the community. Pitches were made that highlighted financial need for youth programming and initiatives in the areas of Mental Health, Environment and Social Well-being. The attendees voted with the following recipients selected:
Thank you to everyone who attended! The next meet-up is in February 2020 and is open to high school students and young adults who reside in West Vancouver aged 13-29 years.
How To Get Involved
Do you want to make a difference for West Vancouver youth/young adults? Join the Youth Philanthropy Council (YPC), a passionate group of West Vancouver students and young adults dedicated to developing leadership and next-gen philanthropy through youth-led grant making and volunteerism. We are looking for committee members (Fund Development, Granting, Community Insights and Communication, Volunteerism and Leadership). There are also plenty of opportunities to volunteer at community events. Join us today, email; firstname.lastname@example.org, with your name, contact information, school and grade/occupation and employer or fill out the application here.
Commitment can be monthly, quarterly or more - it's up to you.
YPC embrace the philosophy of inclusion, a sense of belonging and celebration of diversity by initiating 2 major youth events in, which connected with youth of West Vancouver and beyond.
TEDx Youth West Vancouver: The Butterfly Effect
A number of YPC members initiated, created, and planned the first ever TEDx Youth West Vancouver held on September 22, 2018 at the Kay Meek Centre and it was a great success! Click here for videos. TEDxYouth @ WestVancouver inspired the local youth community through demonstrating what is possible. Their diverse set of young and experienced speakers shared how their philanthropic, innovative, and entrepreneurial ventures have impacted the greater world. On September 22, youth from West Vancouver and beyond gathered to have conversations about what pushes the limits of what is possible.
Click here to learn more about the local youth community pushing boundaries and changing perspectives.
YPC launched the first ever “Do1Give” event on April 19, 2018. They involved most youth of West Vancouver within West Van schools. For one day, they inspired every youth to do something special for someone else and inspired more than 4,000 acts of giving - successfully starting a wave of giving – and happiness! On April 17, 2019 there were 81,500 small acts of giving completed locally and globally! Every act of giving creates a ripple - and in this case #Do1Give Day created a WAVE of happiness all over the world.
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The Youth Philanthropy Council relies on fundraising and donations to add to their Funds. Without community generosity, many programs for youth simply do not happen.
For the price of a cup of coffee that may help to start your day, consider how this money could go towards helping a youth/young adult in crisis start theirs.
Would you like to contribute? Consider a donation (one-time or monthly) or become a matching donor or sponsor.
Contact us today if you have any questions or want to give a larger amount email@example.com.