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Orientation set for new, returning YEP members

The scavenger hunts brings members to locations in the community where YEP grants are making a difference. One of the stops from the 2016 orientation was Hopkins Park in DeKalb, site of the Kishwaukee Special Recreation Association T'NT program for Camp Maple Leaf.
The scavenger hunts brings members to locations in the community where YEP grants are making a difference. One of the stops from the 2016 orientation was Hopkins Park in DeKalb, site of the Kishwaukee Special Recreation Association T'NT program for Camp Maple Leaf.

High school students in DeKalb County are invited to attend orientation for the 2017 Youth Engaged in Philanthropy program. Orientation will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at the DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Ave. in Sycamore. RSVP by Sept. 14 at dekalbccf.org/yep or by emailing yep@dekalbccf.org.

Orientation is the first official meeting of the YEP program and is required for new and returning members. During this youth-led meeting, attendees will learn about YEP’s grantmaking, gain a better understanding of the YEP program, and be made aware of new and exciting changes to the program. An information session will start at 2 p.m. Parents are welcome to stay for the information session to learn more about the program. Following the program, youth will participate in a fun-filled nonprofit scavenger hunt at 2:30 p.m.

YEP is a youth-led program for high school age students who live in DeKalb County or who attend a high school in DeKalb County. After the orientation meeting, members attend monthly meetings where they build leadership skills, learn about nonprofits in DeKalb County, and become life-long philanthropists. The program comes to an end during the April and May meetings where members will use their knowledge to grant approximately $11,000 to local youth-serving organizations in DeKalb County.

Youth interested in attending orientation should RSVP online at dekalbccf.org/yep or email yep@dekalbccf.org. For questions or more information, contact YEP staff adviser Noah Nordbrock at 815-748-5383 or noah@dekalbccf.org.

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