Meet Abby, a senior at Rosary High School (Aurora, IL). This is Abby’s second year in YEP and she serves as both the Treasurer and Co-chair of the Grants and Fundraising Committee.
“I wanted to be a part of YEP because I was interested in getting more involved in the community. By applying and being accepted into YEP, not only was I able to volunteer directly in the community, but I could also help make a positive impact as I learned more about philanthropy. It’s important for me to make a difference in my community because I view it as part of being active in society. In order to be an active member in society and within the community, shouldn’t I be trying my best to make it better for those around me and for those who come after me? My answer is yes, and as I learned with YEP, youth are the leaders of today. Therefore, I choose to make a positive difference today as a young member of my community. I enjoy helping other youth in the community because it not only allows me to learn about the problems that others are facing, but it allows me to help in ways I believe will benefit others my age.” #bethegood #yep #youthhelpingyouth