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Wanting to give back to the community is a big goal for the Youth Engaged in Philanthropy, or Y-E-P, and they want to engage youth in other parts of their service area.
 
Y-E-P is an initiative for the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation, as each year they are given 10,000-dollars from an anonymous donor and that money is given out to local non-profits that affect youth. 
 
Maddisan Murphy of the Foundation gave some examples of non-profits that received money from the YEP initiative...

 

hree mentors help to oversee the efforts of the youth in Y-E-P, but all fundraising and efforts to get money donated are done by the Y-E-P members...

 
 

 

With plenty of involvement from youth in the McLean County area, the group is calling on youth in other parts of their service area to join them. Murphy and fellow member Calise Lim explained how to join the Y-E-P...


 

n order to join the Youth Engaged in Philanthropy, members must be incoming freshman through seniors in high school.  For more information visit www.ilprairiecf.org.    

 

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