Bishop Maginn High School

Youth Philanthropy Council

About Youth Philantrhopy Council

The BMHS Youth Philanthropy Council (YPC) is a student-led program that gives young people the opportunity to become leaders in their community. Students who participate in the program learn about philanthropy, community needs, root causes, of those needs, and the complexity of solving real-world problems. Students learn through in-class discussions, hands-on activities, field-trips, and by hearing from leaders in their community.

 Why Become a Council Member

As a council member, you will have the opportunity to truly be heard. You will use your voice to inspire change, and truly make a difference. As a council member, you will gain a set of valuable skills that you may not otherwise gain in a typical classroom setting. You will discuss Graduate level topics such as:

  • Performance Measurements
  • Program Budgets
  • Grants
  • Foundations and Nonprofits

Most importantly, as a council member, you will have the opportunity to put what you learn into practice! You will be part of a decision to grant $2,500 to a local nonprofit in need of funds.

Council Membership Requirements
  • Council members must attend a half-day workshop.
  • Council members must attend at least one meeting a month.
  • Council members must complete all assignments.
  • Council members must attend an end-of-year awards banquet.
How to Become a Member

Fill out the Youth Philanthropy Council application and return it to Rebecca Bliss

Questions?
Contact: Rebecca Bliss
Director of Development
rbliss@bishopmaginn.org

*The Bishop Maginn High School Youth Philanthropy Council is made possible through the Diocese of Albany's Higher Power Learning Grant.