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Youth-in-Philanthropy (YIP)

Shaping the leaders of tomorrow by energizing students to serve their community today is the core of the YIP experience.

The YIP program allows juniors and seniors from local high schools to experience volunteer opportunities with some of our community’s most responsive nonprofit organizations. At the conclusion of the eight-month program, students face a tough decision – they must assess the nonprofit organizations and award Foundation grant dollars based on their experience and observed community impact. In return for the students’ service to our community, some outstanding YIP participants are awarded higher education scholarships at a celebratory luncheon.

Juniors and seniors from high schools located in Fort Bend County are eligible to apply and must commit to attend six (6) Saturday sessions from September through March.