YOUTH IN PHILANTHROPY

In October 2003 the staff and students at Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive High School and the Selkirk Community Foundation created the first Youth Advisory Committee (YAC), inspired by a Thomas Sill Foundation grant. To this day the students on the committee – Youth in Philanthropy or “YiPpers” – are responsible for fundraising and for making decisions on where the YIP funds should be donated. Over the years students have donated to everything from griddles for a soup kitchen to floor mats for a family resource centre. As students graduate, new YipPers take over the responsibility of learning what non-profit organizations operate in their community and how they can support them.  The YIP program helps develops social responsibility and a sense of purpose, encouraging students to think deeply about our communities’ real issues. It positively impacts and empowers them to help others.

A list of the “YiPpers” grants can be found in each year’s annual report and on our Grants page.

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City of Selkirk Offices
200 Eaton Ave
Selkirk, MB R1A 0W6
T: 204.785.9755
E: selkirkfoundation@shaw.ca

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