In Youth We Trust Council provides Unique Leadership Opportunity for High Schoolers
In Youth We Trust Council, the youth philanthropy program of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois, is looking for new members to join the Council for its 28th year!
The IYWT Council is made up of high school-aged students from Boone, Ogle, Stephenson, and Winnebago Counties. Council members learn about leadership, community engagement, and philanthropy, and directly manage a grant process that this year will distribute up to $40,000 to community projects and programs that benefit youth. This year IYWT grantmaking will have a special focus on youth mental health. The Council meets one Saturday a month from September – May at the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois in Rockford.
Students who are interested in learning more about IYWT are invited to attend the annual Kickoff Meeting to meet current Council members and have any and all questions answered! The Kickoff Meeting will be held Saturday, September 17, at 10:00 a.m. at the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (946 N Second Street, Rockford, 61107). Students who are interested in attending should email CFNIL IYWT Staff Liaison, Ariel Thompson, at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm their attendance.
Full details about the In Youth We Trust Council and new member applications may be found online at https://cfnil.org/iywt. Applications are due October 1st.