By Sean Soper, Teacher
The Youth & Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) is a global program that provides youth with the opportunity to become involved in learning about and supporting charities in their local community and around the world.
Students in Career & Life Education 10 research, interview, and present on a charity they would like to advocate for. One student group from each Careers 10 class is then selected to go to the finals. At the finals, the winning group receives a $5,000 grant for their charity.
This is the 11th year Argyle’s Grade 10 students have participated in this empowering and inspiring program. For 2022, Marcus Towns. was awarded the $5,000 grant, which will go toward supporting the Harvest Project.
Marcus’ efforts have helped Argyle reach a new milestone of $55,000 raised for local charities through the Youth & Philanthropy Initiative.
A special thanks to this year’s judging panel that consisted of Argyle Principal Kim Jonat, Superintendent Dr. Pius Ryan, Board Chair Kulvir Mann, and several student council members.
Click HERE for highlights of this year’s YPI final, including a list of organizations that have benefited from this initiative.