Phoenixville Community Health Foundation - Youth and Philanthropy Program
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Description of Service
The Phoenixville Community Health Foundation Board of Directors approved the development of a Youth and Philanthropy Program within the Phoenixville Area School District. 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. Youth and Philanthropy students are learning philanthropic, leadership, assessment and decision-making skills, as well as team building and team work.
The Foundation offers two programs in the Phoenixville Area School district:
- 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. Students will develop their own community service project working with local non-profit organizations;
- 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 has provided a $10,000 grant-making fund for the students to utilize.
Counties: Chester, Montgomery; States: PA; Countries: USA