Youth in Philanthropy

The Foundation for MetroWest’s Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) program is one of the largest youth philanthropy education programs in the country. We believe that if you teach youth to give, you empower them to change the world.

YIP programs are offered throughout MetroWest.

Current YIP Alumni Internships available:

YIP Instructor Assistant Fall 2017

YIP Office Assistant Fall 2017

Who:  All high school students who live or learn in MetroWest
Where: The Grange Hall, Sudbury
When: Tuesdays beginning September 19th, 2017 from 7:00-8:30 pm (Full schedule)

Deadline: August 25, 2017

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Who: All high school students who live or learn in MetroWest
Where: Foundation for MetroWest, Natick
When: Thursdays beginning on September 14th, 2017 from 7:00-8:30pm (Full Schedule)

Deadline: August 25, 2017

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Who: All high school students who live or learn in Hopkinton, Ashland, Milford, Southborough or Westborough

Where: Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Hopkinton
When: Mondays beginning September 11th, 2017, from 7:00-8:30 pm (Full schedule)
Deadline: Applications are closed

Who: All 7th and 8th graders who live or learn in Lincoln 

This program will begin in December 2017, application and details coming soon!

 Interested in learning more? Please contact Caroline Murphy, Senior Program Officer.

Who: All high school students who live or learn in Wellesley
Details for the 2017 YIP Wellesley program are not yet available. Please sign up for our enews to receive information about our future sessions.
If you do not see your particular town listed above and you are a high school student who lives or learns in MetroWest, we invite you to apply to either our Natick or Sudbury programs.
In celebration of the 20 year anniversary of the Youth in Philanthropy program, we’re launching a new initiative called the Family Giving Circle. 

This innovative new program uses a unique, hybrid approach that enables parents and students to learn about philanthropy and make a difference in their community: 
  • MetroWest parents and their children (must be in grades 6-8) donate $500 and work together to research local organizations, conduct site surveys and jointly choose a local nonprofit to fund.
  • The program is 12 weeks long; children attend every week, while parents attend every other week.
  • The program is set to begin in January 2018 and will be held at the Foundation for MetroWest office in Natick.

The Family Giving Circle teaches students to make impactful, strategic decisions about giving while encouraging conversations around the dinner table on the importance of philanthropic work, giving back and facilitating positive change. 

Applications will be available in early September
Application Deadline: December 1, 2017
Questions? Please contact Caroline Murphy, Senior Program Officer

We also offer school-based programs that are only open to students attending these schools. Schools with open applications include:

We're proud to also offer abbreviated summer programs for high school and middle school students.

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The Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) program was launched by the Foundation for MetroWest in 1997, and remains one of the largest youth philanthropy education programs in the country. Through a unique real-world approach, YIP provides local youth the knowledge to become leaders in our community by learning the importance of philanthropy and the needs that exist in our backyard. The program continues to grow thanks to our generous donors and sponsors.