Youth & Philanthropy

 

Youth & Philanthropy Program …

 

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.

 

Y&P students are learning philanthropic, leadership, assessment and decision-making skills, as well as buidling and working as a team.

 

The Foundation currently offers five programs:

 

  • 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.

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    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.

     

     

     

For more information please contact:

Lynn Pike Hartman, Vice President, Programs

610-917-9890

 

YOUTH & PHILANTHROPY ... AN AWARD-WINNING PROGRAM

 

In 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.

Chester County Community Foundation "Acorn Award"
AFP "Youth in Philanthropy Award"