This amazing event for youth philanthropists ages 12-21 and the adults who support them from across the Northeast, was held at Brandeis University, just west of Boston in Waltham, MA. Youth philanthropists were able to share their practices in giving and grantmaking, learn together with sessions built for youth and adults, and have fun! 200 attendess from 20 different organizations attended this event.

Check out the amazing schedule that was planned for this event with presenters of all ages from across the region and the nation! Questions? Email Katherine@youthphilanthropyconnect.org

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Sunday, November 20

11:45am EST

Youth 101: Discovering Your Passion in Philanthropy
This special session is for youth new to philanthropy! Learn how your passions can help change the world by using the great skills you already have!  Philanthropy allows a person or organization to focus on one issue--or a list of finite issues--and really understand the ins and outs of solving that problem. It is a big responsibility to help make sure change happens and can be a lot of fun---come join the fun!

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Youth & Staff of Aaron's Presents

Aaron's Presents
It is our belief that when children are given the permission, knowledge and resources needed to plan out and execute their ideas, their actions can have a substantive, positive impact on other people in unique ways that are no longer attainable for adolescents and adults. Children... Read More →
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Youth Philanthropy Connect Leadership Team

The Leadership Team is a board of youth advisors that contributes to the development of Youth Philanthropy Connect, which includes defining the strategies and approaches that will develop the program and the educational conferences, and the content of the programming for youth. Want... Read More →

Sunday November 20, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm EST
Levine Ross

1:45pm EST

Youth 201: Social Justice Philanthropy
The author Henry David Thoreau once said, “There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil, to one who is striking at the root.” If you aspire to move beyond superficial, temporary fixes to deep, longstanding challenges, this session helps you explore ways to do that. This interactive session introduces attendees to the practice of social justice philanthropy in the United States. We will explore differences between traditional philanthropy or charity and social justice philanthropy and provide examples of what social justice philanthropy looks like in real places right now, examining funding in such areas as affordable housing, access to clean water, and environmental justice. We talk about why social justice philanthropy is especially relevant in an increasingly unequal society.

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Susan Eaton

Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy, Brandeis University
Dr. Susan Eaton is Director of the Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy at Brandeis University’s Heller School. At the Sillerman Center, Susan and her colleagues host events and release publications that seek to inform, increase and enhance grantmaking to social... Read More →
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Sheryl Seller

Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy, Brandeis University
Sheryl Seller is Sillerman’s Assistant Director. She coordinates the Generous U prize that provides a 10,000 grant to young philanthropists on college campuses. She also manages Sillerman Center Fellowships, and coordinates of Sillerman events and communications. Sheryl sits on... Read More →

Sunday November 20, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm EST
Levine Ross
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