of the same youth eight times during a 10-year period to understand
the effects that serving as youth grantmakers in the Michigan Community
Foundations’ Youth Project (MCFYP) had on their volunteering, giving
and leadership activities as young adults, with funding by The W.K.
Kellogg Foundation to Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF).
Service America (YSA) awarded the 2002 Harris Wofford Award for
COMMITMENT TO YOUTH DEVELOPMENT to Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
concept of positive youth development-seeing young people as resources
and assets, not problems and victims-is the critical force behind
the idea of youth as decision-makers," according to Steve Culbertson,
President and CEO of Youth Service America.
youth in philanthropy is another example of the Kauffman Foundation's
cutting-edge initiatives," Harris Wofford said in comments at
the awards luncheon. "By using a youth grant-making board, with
full decision-making responsibilities, the Foundation is developing
the present and future generation of philanthropists and community
leaders," Wofford added.
clear indicator of the Kauffman Foundation's impact is the phenomenal
increase in youth participating in service in Greater Kansas City,
where the Foundation is located.
Helping America Series Building Active Citizens: The Role of Social Institutions in Teen
Corporation for National and Community Service conducted the Youth
Volunteering and Civic Engagement Survey in early 2005, the first
major national study of volunteering by teenagers in more than a decade.
The brief explores the state of youth volunteering and the connections
between youth volunteering and the primary social institutions to
which teenagers are exposed – family, schools, and religious congregation.
other findings, youth volunteering is robust – with 55 percent
of youth participating in volunteer activities each year – and that
the level of their volunteer commitment is directly related to the
nature of the social institutions with which they interact.
to Give is an innovative educational initiative seeking to maintain
and enhance a civil society. Learning to Give offers K-12 lesson plans,
activities, and resources to educate youth about the power of philanthropy
(sharing time, talent and treasure). Young people can make a difference
in their school, their community and their world!
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