Youth in Philanthropy

We believe that if you teach children to give, you empower them to change the world.

Semester Location  Schedule Deadline Apply
 Fall The Grange Hall, Sudbury  Tuesdays
7:00-8:30 PM
Full schedule
EXTENDED TO Wednesday, September 21 2016  Apply Now! 
Note: this program is open to students who live or learn in any MetroWest community.

Fall

Lincoln School 

Thursdays
3:00-4:00 PM
Full schedule

Rolling 
admission

Apply Now!
Note: this program is open to students who live or learn in Lincoln.

 Fall Concord Academy Coming soon Rolling admission  Apply Now!
Note: this program is only open to students who attend Concord Academy. 

   Fall

Foundation for MetroWest, Natick

Thursdays 7:00-8:30 PM

Full schedule 

  Closed

  FULL

Fall
Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Hopkinton  Mondays
7:00-8:30 PM
Full schedule
Closed FULL
Spring The Grange Hall, Sudbury Wednesdays
7:00-8:30 PM
Full schedule
Rolling admission Apply Now!
Spring Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Hopkinton  Tuesdays
7:00-8:30 PM
Full schedule
Rolling admission Apply Now!
Note: this program is open to students who live or learn in Hopkinton.
Spring TBA, Wellesley Coming soon TBA  TBA

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

Learn More

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. 

During the program students develop valuable 21st-century skills while forming their own Board of Trustees, running for leadership positions, fundraising, researching and visiting local nonprofit organizations, and distributing the Foundation for MetroWest youth development grants.

What Students Learn:

  • Leadership Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Critical Thinking and Decision Making
  • Fundraising Techniques
  • Case-Making
  • Teamwork
  • Building Consensus
  • Understanding Budgets
  • Asking Quality Questions
  • How to Read and Analyze Grant Requests

What Students Gain:

  • A broad thought process and understanding about their own lives
  • Knowledge and insight about their role and “place in the world”
  • A shift in attitude towards the meaning of philanthropy
  • Confidence knowing they have the ability to make an impact
  • Desire to be more involved in supporting nonprofits in the future

Current Participating Schools:

  • Concord Academy
  • Concord-Carlisle High School
  • The Fenn School       
  • Middlesex School
  • Nashoba Brooks School

Regional/Community Based:

  • Natick
  • Sudbury
  • Wellesley
  • Hopkinton
  • Lincoln

Learn more about Youth in Philanthropy's community impact and email Jennifer Ubaldino, Program Officer, to discover ways you can get involved.