Youth in Philanthropy (YIP)
Shaping the leaders of tomorrow by energizing students to serve their community today is the core of the YIP experience.
The YIP program allows 200 juniors and seniors from local Fort Bend County high schools to experience volunteer opportunities. Students give of their time six Saturday sessions from September through March serving nonprofit organizations who strive to make Fort Bend County better. At the conclusion of the seven-month program, students face a tough decision – they must assess the nonprofit organizations and award Foundation grant dollars based on their experience and observed community impact. In return for the students’ service to our community, some outstanding YIP participants are awarded higher education scholarships at a celebratory luncheon.