Giving Through Youth 2016

Giving Through Youth 2016, the youth philanthropy project that kicked off last year, continued this year in 3 coastal West Marin schools: Bolinas/Stinson, Nicasio and Point Reyes Station.

Thanks to generous donors Richard Kirschman, Doris Ober and Michael  Kossman, West Marin students get a chance to feel the satisfaction of giving to the community.  Philanthropist Marion Weber seeded this project with West Marin Fund at its inception, and these people make it flourish with their vision and support.

A classroom in each school received $2000:  theirs to give away after researching local non-profits, deliberating on the merits and needs in our communities, and making their grants!

Everyone values this program:  the teachers weave in curriculum essentials, the students feel engaged and generous, the non-profits delight in the interviews and the grants, and the community at large is proud of these students and their civic engagement. We are training the next generation of board members and philanthropists!

List of grants recipients from our 2016 Giving Through Youth program:

Bolinas – Stinson, 4th-6th Grade class

Nicasio, 7th-8th grade class

West Marin, 8th grade class

 
 

Bolinas-Stinson 4th Grade Philanthropists

Bolinas-Stinson 4th Grade Philanthropists

Nicasio 7th-8th Grade Philanthropists

Nicasio 7th-8th Grade Philanthropists

West Marin 8th grade philanthropists

West Marin 8th grade philanthropists

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