Youth International Philanthropy Council
Morgan Hicks and a boy at IPODERAC
Caitlin Hird at the Valle Verde School
The Youth International Philanthropy Council (YIPC) is a new youth led international philanthropy group established by the International Community Foundation to engage San Diego area teens to make a meaningful difference around the world. YIPC is the brain-child of Morgan Hicks, a San Diego area youth and an incoming Senor high school student at Bishops School in La Jolla, California.
The mission of YIPC is to encourage youth involvement in philanthropy and to provide the International Community Foundation with a youthful perspective.
Since the inception of YIPC three important youth led philanthropic projects have been completed:
- Children’s playground for Atlxico, Puebla based charity IPODERAC, a home for abandoned and neglected boys ages 6-18 (Morgan Hicks, Bishops School, La Jolla, Ca.)—COMPLETED ($20,105 raised)
- Teens Against Cervical Cancer Fund for the benefit of girls in Eastern Tijuana through Fronteras Unidas Pro Salud (Caitlin Hird, San Dieguito Academy, Encinitas, Ca)—IN PROGRESS (Click to see the progress)
- San Ignacio School Bus Library Project benefiting the children and youth of Laguna San Igancio, Baja California (Akash Patel, Pacific Ridge School, Carlsbad, Ca)—IN PROGRESS
During the summer of 2011, Morgan Hicks will be working in partnership with ICF staff to develop a youth guide to international philanthropy which will be published in the Fall of 2011. In September 2011, Ms. Hicks will be representing the International Community Foundation at the One Young World Summit in Zurich, Switzerland to learn from some of the top social change agents in the world with the goal of expanding the YIPC program and engaging more San Diego area youth during the 2011/2012 academic year.
In an effort to increase the voice of youth within the foundation, this past Spring Ms. Hicks and Ms. Hird were named as members of the International Community Foundation’s International Advisory Board.
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