March 9, 2018
Brookswood awarded $5000 to local charity, Pacific Assistance Dogs Society this week, thanks to the winning Youth Philanthropy Presentation by Brooke Balharry and Marie Peters. They were among 9 presentations that took place in the theatre on Monday.
YPI takes an innovative approach to directing grant dollars to local charities by involving high school students in the decision-making process. YPI works with schools to develop students’ knowledge and skills as active and informed philanthropists, in order to help them bring about positive and lasting change in their communities. www.goypi.org
YPI is an amazing opportunity for students to learn about real issues impacting their community, to meet people who are working to make a difference and then share with peers about what they’ve learned. The $5000 grant that they win is just a bonus to the overall YPI experience. This is practical, exciting and life-changing education at its best.