LSRCSS Global Issues Students “Mind the Gap” locally
Together the Selkirk & District Community Foundation and the LSRCSS continue to strongly believe in the Youth in Philanthropy concept – connecting future leaders, with local community organizations that are in need, to experience an act of philanthropy. Students in the 2018/2019 second semester’s Global Issues class – worked together with the SDCF to identify local charities, with similar core values, as the student’s Global Issues “Take Action Plan”. This pilot project took the former Youth in Philanthropy program into the classroom – connecting global issues with community organizations that have similar challenges, through local acts of philanthropy. Local organizations that were funded in the spring of 2019 included:
• KidSport Manitoba – East; “You shoot, Kids Score”,
• Interlake Eastern Regional Health Foundation – Clinical Teaching Unit; “Dash for Doctors”
• Nova House; “Menstrual & Reproductive Health Education program and products”
SDCF thanks and acknowledges the past Youth in Philanthropy members, the Teacher Advisors and the Thomas Sill Foundation for providing the original seed money to implement the YIP program that started in October of 2003. Since that time $2,500 annually supported local charities identified by LSRCSS YIP students.