This program year looked a bit different, but 33 students representing 12 different schools in Jefferson, Oldham and Bullitt Counties spent 16 Saturdays learning virtually about the world of philanthropy and how to make positive impacts in the community. Our student teams developed their own missions, researched organizations that could fulfill their missions, interviewed organizational representatives, went on site visits and create proposal selection criteria to allow them to determine as a team how to grant $5,000. Along the way they met and engaged with local community leaders and developed leadership skills.
Meet the Teams!
Team Warriors for Women: their mission is advocating for the protection, support and success of women who are survivors of violence and abuse.
Team WHY Louisville: their mission is to provide K-12 students with mental health resources and work to normalize conversations around mental health within the community.
Grantee: Louisville Youth Group
Team Healthy Habitats: their mission is improving health through access to nutritious options, especially in areas affected by food deserts.
Grantee: Change Today Change Tomorrow
The LYPC is a fiscally sponsored program of the Community Foundation of Louisville, and operates under its non-profit status.