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.

Who: All high school students who live or learn in Hopkinton
Where: Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Hopkinton
When: Tuesdays beginning January 17, from 7:00-8:30 pm (Full schedule)

Deadline: January 9 – APPLY NOW

Who: All 7th and 8th graders who live or learn in Lincoln 
Where: The Lincoln School, Lincoln
When: Thursdays beginning December 1, from 3:00-4:00 pm (Full schedule

Deadline: November 30 – APPLY NOW

Who: All high school students who live or learn in MetroWest
Where: Foundation for MetroWest, Natick
When: Currently in session

Deadline: Currently in session – not accepting applications

Who:  All high school students who live or learn in MetroWest
Where: The Grange Hall, Sudbury
When: Tuesdays beginning January 17, from 7:00-8:30 pm (Full schedule)

Deadline: January 9 – APPLY NOW

Who: All high school students who live or learn in Wellesley
Where: Wellesley Police Department, Wellesley
When: Mondays beginning January 23, from 7:00-8:30 pm (Full schedule)

Deadline: January 9 – APPLY NOW

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. APPLY NOW

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

Concord Academy

Concord-Carlisle High School

Middlesex School 

Additional schools that we partner with to offer YIP are: The Fenn School and Nashoba Brooks School. 

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. 

Questions? To learn more about Youth in Philanthropy and its community impact, email Jennifer Ubaldino, Program Officer.