YOUTH IN PHILANTHROPY
The Okoboji Foundation’s Youth In Philanthropy program started in 2009 with a goal to prepare area youth with the skills needed to assess community needs, solicit donations and evaluate grant requests to create a ripple of impact in their community. Each year students, grades Freshman to Senior, from Lake Park, Okoboji and Spirit Lake high schools are encouraged to apply to the program. Twenty-five students are chosen and meet October through May.
Not currently accepting applications
YIP Project Goals
Nurture a cohesive, enthusiastic network of youth who are inspired to serve their community.
Provide a learning environment in which youth seek community donations in support of their community.
Entrust youth with legitimate authority to decide and direct the future of their community through grant-making decisions.
- Engage youth immediately as active citizens.