become a yip
The Community Foundation is currently accepting YIP applications for 2021 and 2022. Being a member of YIP is an exciting and empowering opportunity that allows area youth to give away more money than the average community member donates in a given year. Along with this comes the understanding that they have a responsibility to decide which projects will receive funding based upon feasibility, the need in our community and collaboration with other groups. Youth in Philanthropy has weekly meetings from mid-August through mid-December. Members must commit to making YIP a priority throughout the session. Seniors organize and lead the program each week. Interested in becoming a future YIP? Space in this program is limited, so slots fill quickly. We recommend that you apply during your 8th grade year.
Ideal candidates have an interest in representing greater Fredericksburg youth and are able to demonstrate:
- Commitment by attending weekly meetings
- Flexibility by working with a diverse group of youth and adults
- Enthusiasm by sharing their excitement, passion, insight, and expertise
If you will be a sophomore, junior, or senior high school student in Fall 2021 and beyond, please complete the Youth in Philanthropy Member Application Form. Members are accepted on a first come, first serve basis.