YAPPERS, Youth Area Philanthropists, meet once a month during the school year to learn the fundamentals of philanthropy and play a direct role in making financial grants to local youth-serving organizations. The Jones County Community Foundation is expanding the program into Jones County by creating a YAPPERS board for high school students to thrive on.
The board will be comprised of area high school students. This one-of-a-kind experience engages young people in creating social change and growing compassion and empowers youth to collectively choose and fund nonprofit organizations that are addressing the most pressing needs in our community.
This program is continuously changing and improving year after year. Our goal is to bring together the finest students interested in making a positive impact on their community through philanthropic efforts with their fellow students.
At this time, we are reaching out to the high schools in Jones County in hopes to compile a list of students highly interested in participating in our efforts. If you know a student who may be interested or have any questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due September 9.