YOUTH COMMUNITY FUND
The Youth Community Fund was formed to provide high school students from Darien the opportunity for leadership, understanding local needs and those organizations addressing those needs, and effecting positive change in their community.
The Youth Community Fund brings together public and private high school students to learn about philanthropy, altruism and human services issues. These students pursue volunteering opportunities, research needs, review grant applications and award $5,000 in grant money to non-profits.
“For me, the greatest part of the Youth Community fund is not only getting to know a variety of non-profit organizations in our community, but also learning to work together with the other YCF members through the grant making process. It's a unique experience that I would recommend to any teenager in our town." Katie Stueber, 2011-2012 YCF President
Applications are now being accepted for the 2014-2015 Youth Community Fund Board.