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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Youth & Staff of Aaron's Presents

Aaron's Presents
Andover, MA
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 can and have the desire to harness their unique qualities, but need to be given age-appropriate opportunities and education to do so effectively.
Aaron’s Presents offers grants, support and mentorship to children in the eighth grade or below who are willing to take the initiative to turn their thoughtful, creative ideas into reality. In the process,Aaron’s Presents helps children realize that they have something valuable to give to the world at every age and every stage of life, and that giving of themselves for the benefit of others brings happiness, healing and purpose. In addition, identifying and pursuing their own passions are critical to unleashing their potential to contribute in positive, innovative and productive ways to society.
There is a double meaning in the name. Each project completed by Aaron’s Presents grant recipients can be viewed as “presents” that Aaron has given to the world through the actions of other children. In addition, Aaron’s “presence” continues to be felt in this world, as it inspired the organization as a whole, will inspire the children who apply, and will touch others who are affected in a positive way by each project.

My Speakers Sessions

Sunday, November 20

11:45am EST