What are the benefits of engaging youth in philanthropy? Young people may bring new ways of thinking to community-centered work, curiosity, and openness to differences. They may also gain skills and knowledge of philanthropy and learn about career opportunities. This document shares benefits to your organization, community, and youth themselves.
This toolkit guides youth, educators, group leaders, families, and community groups as they facilitate building inclusive communities and prepare to take action. Contents:
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This resource was developed in collaboration with the Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF) Youth Philanthropy Task Force powered by Michigan youth, CMF members, and nonprofit leaders. For links to all the resources,...
Ignite meaningful action that lights up the world through "Service Sparks" youth projects! Use your voice to compose letters to your state representatives advocating change for an issue of your choice.
Group agreements are a list of statements formed by the group that expresses what the group needs in order to feel safe, supported, and productive together. They help us do our work because we feel our voice matters to others and we want to hear from others. They are more effective than rules...
These Service Sparks guides provide directions for generous actions that encourage youth voice and promote the common good. Each project includes step-by-step instructions.
Ignite meaningful action that lights up the world through "Service Sparks" youth projects! Respond to a traumatic event or loss by sending words of encouragement and empathy to victims or survivors to let them know you care and they are not alone.
Open the door to a local nonprofit that connects people over 60 to people and services to live a healthy, independent life. The Commission on Aging is a resource that promotes intergenerational relationships and support for people who need meals brought to their homes or opportunities for fun and gathering. Learn about this organization and how you can help.
People with anxiety, mental illness, or physical or neurological disabilities can spend time with animals giving and receiving love and care. Sometimes therapy dogs are simply present for petting. Riding a horse can help people build muscle and balance. Learn about this organization and how you can help.
Eating well, being active, and meeting people are all part of having a healthy lifestyle and a healthy community. When diverse people come together to have active fun, they build relationships and good habits for a lifetime. Nonprofits that encourage this positive movement care about making the community stronger through biking, running, playing games, or hiking trails. What organizations in your community bring people together around outdoor activities?