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Youth In Philanthropy gears up for a year of learning and grantmaking to support youth-led school and community projects

Youth In Philanthropy logoA new school year is underway and so is our Minnesota Power Foundation Youth In Philanthropy Board - A Northland Foundation KIDS PLUS Program.

This year's youth board members hail from Aitkin, Duluth, Wrenshall, Chisholm, Superior, International Falls, and Carlton. Some of them have served several years on the Board, while others are brand-new and just learning the ropes. All of them are bright and thoughtful individuals. In September, they participated in an orientation and team-building session and will, over the course of the year, manage three rounds of grants, meeting to discuss applications and vote on projects to receive funding. Five volunteer adult mentors from the community offer their wisdom and guidance.

Youth Board imageWe are grateful to the school and community education staff and the KIDS PLUS coordinators who help recruit youth to the Board, the adult mentors for their time and talent, and the family members who support these dedicated young people. Special thanks goes to the Minnesota Power Foundation for granting $25,000 once again, all of which is distributed in the region as Youth In Philanthropy grants to an array of youth-led projects and programs.

Submission deadlines for Youth In Philanthropy grant applications are October 1st, January 1st, and April 1st. If you have questions, please contact Jan Amys, Program Associate or Erik Torch, Director of Grantmaking.

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