Youth & Philanthropy

Chester County Community Foundation “Acorn Award”

The Phoenixville Community Health Foundation Board of Directors approved the development of a Youth and Philanthropy Program within regional School Districts.

The program was designed to provide students with an opportunity to learn about philanthropy, giving of one’s self to address the neediness of others, and to learn about it first hand.

The program has been recognized  as a regional award winner:

  • 2005 the Youth & Philanthropy Program received the Chester County Community Foundation’s ACORN AWARD for youth in philanthropy.
  • In 2009 the Program received the Association of Fundraising Professionals Philadelphia Chapter’s Youth in Philanthropy Award.

AFP “Youth in Philanthropy Award”

Y&P students are learning philanthropic, leadership, assessment and decision-making skills, as well as buidling and working as a team.  For more information please contact:

  • Lynn Pike Hartman, Vice President of Programs
  • 610-917-9890

The Foundation currently offers programs at the following schools:

Phoenixville Area Middle School

This program draws from 8th grade students and utilizes teachers as program facilitators. The program is offered as part of the school day – meeting once a week. The Phoenixville Community Health Foundation provides a philanthropic fund for the students to utilize;

Phoenixville Area Senior High School

This program is offered as an independent study curriculum that can be linked to the Senior Project graduation requirement.Up to fifteen students can participate. The students meet twice a week with a program facilitator chosen by the Foundation. These students form their own philanthropic group, deciding on their mission and philanthropic focus.The Phoenixville Community Health Foundation provides a philanthropic fund for the students to utilize.

Renaissance Academy

This program draws from 8th grade students and utilizes teachers as program facilitators. The program is offered as part of the school day several times a week. The Phoenixville Community Health Foundation provides a philanthropic fund for the students to utilize.

Owen J. Roberts Middle School

This program draws from 8th grade students and utilizes teachers as program facilitators. The program is offered both during the school day and as an after-school activity. The Phoenixville Community Health Foundation provides a philanthropic fund for the students to utilize.

 Methacton Acrola Intermediate School

This program draws from 8th grade students and utilizes teachers as program facilitators. The program is offered during the school’s Club Session as the Philanthropy Club. The Phoenixville Community Health Foundation provides a philanthropic fund for the students to utilize.