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Partnership’s Jewish Youth Philanthropy Initiative (JYPI)
The Partnership’s Jewish Youth Philanthropy Initiative (JYPI) offers young people real life experiences giving them the opportunity to learn how philanthropy and service is an integral part of our Jewish tradition and can be an expression of our Jewish values. Since JYPI's creation in 2000, more than 2,100 teens have participated in the program, awarding over $725,000 in grants to 180 non-profit organizations and completing over 11,000 hours of community service.
On Sunday, March 10, 2013 the JYPI Teen Council joined many others in the community and around the country and world to participate in Good Deeds Day. Joan Sergay, co-chair of the Teen Council researched possible activities leading to the selecti...on of volunteering at The Hebrew Home. Teens brought residents to the social hall to play Bingo and assisted in playing. Teen Council co-chair Colby Lewis was a terrific caller. Other teen council members had the opportunity to visit with residents. The teens really were gifts that day!
Jacob Rasch, a teen from the Partnership's Jewish Youth Philanthropy Initiative (JYPI) made a great video highlighting the work done by JYPI teens this past school year. Please note that the videos displayed after Jacob’s video are not necessarily endorsed by the Partnership.
- Check out what some of our JYPI alumni have been up to!
- Partnership's JYPI Program in the News: Teen Philanthropy as a Catalyst for Change - published in eJewish Philanthropy, March 20, 2012
Teen Philanthropy Opportunities
Collaborative JYPI Groups: Attention 8th and 9th graders looking to make a difference by deciding with other teens where to award thousands of dollars in grant funds… click here to see where there is a JYPI group being offered near you!
Agency Teen Philanthropy Board Model: Are you a high school student eager to make funding decisions for large local nonprofits like the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington or the Jewish Foundation for Group Homes? Join one of their teen philanthropy boards today!
JYPI 201: This advanced granting program is the next step for teens who have completed a JYPI program and want to expand their grant making experience!
Fast Philanthropy: A fundraising challenge and teen-led funding session that brings a taste of philanthropy to congregations and youth groups in just one hour! Read more to find out how you can bring this exciting and eye-opening experience to your teens!
Are you a nonprofit representative? Click here to download our 2012-2013 Letter of Interest instructions. Priority deadline is July 15, 2012.
Are you a 2011 JYPI Grant Recipient? Click here to download the JYPI Program Grant Evaluation Form. Evaluations are due no later than July 31, 2012.