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  • New Study Highlights Young People As A Philanthropic Force

    A first-of-its-kind study supported by the United Nations Foundation and conducted by the Women's Philanthropy Institute at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, reports that nearly 9 out of 10 American youth between the ages eight and 19 give money to organizations dedicated to charitable causes. The research further reveals the important role parents play in encouraging their children to be active in philanthropic efforts large and small. Read Young People as a Philanthropic Force

    Youth Philanthropy Programs/Ideas
    If you're looking for a youth philanthropy project ideas, YSA recommends the following programs from our Global Youth Service Network partners:

    Common Cents Penny Harvest - Raise money for local nonprofits using the largest child philanthropy program in the United States.

    Alex's Lemonade Stand - Raise money to fight childhood cancer.

    Share Our Strength No Kid Hungry - Raise money to end childhood hunger, including through Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry.

    H2O for Life - Raise money for a partner school in another country to bring water, sanitation, and hygiene education to their community.

    March of Dimes March for Babies - Raise money for important research and programs that help babies begin healthy lives.

    Souper Bowl of Caring - Raise money to fight hunger and poverty around the time of the Super Bowl football game.

    Shelterbox USA - Raise money to help Shelterbox respond instantly following natural and other disasters by delivering boxes of aid to those who need it most.

    American Red Cross Youth - Fun and easy-to-use activity guides for young philanthropists include a coin drive competition, offering outdoor work for a fee, and a relay race.

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