Youth Philanthropy Council
Attention - are you aged 13-29 years old and reside in West Vancouver? Do you want to make a difference for West Vancouver youth/young adults? Do you want to decide where local youth granting dollars go? Want to get involved and give back in your community?
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 in the areas of:
- Generosity and Fund Development
- Community Insights and Communication (social media)
- Volunteerism & Leadership
PLUS '100 Youth Who Care' members - our first meet up will be in October, more details to come.
Commitment can be monthly, quarterly or more - it's up to you.
Youth vote to grant to organizations through the 100 Youth Who Care quarterly meet-up's, to projects that:
- Engage young people and contribute to a vibrant and resilient community
- Celebrate diversity and create opportunities for inclusion
- Address the immediate needs of youth along with the potential for long-term impact and sustainability
How To Get Involved
The Youth Philanthropy Council is an initiative of the West Vancouver Foundation. Our goal is to support community leadership and philanthropy for young people.
During 2018, YPC embraced the philosophy of inclusion, sense of belonging and celebration of diversity by initiating 2 major youth events, 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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