About Youth Engagement in Philanthropy (YEP) Virtual Story Time
Our YEP members wanted to provide some fun for children by sharing videos of them reading from their favorite stories. They chose this service project for several reasons:
- YEP seeks to serve local youth. These videos were designed for some of the youngest in our community so they can enjoy our members’ favorite children’s books!
- They serve a greater purpose. Studies show that reading consistently to young children teaches them important skills such as empathy, imagination, language, problem-solving, and more. In fact, it sets them up for significantly greater success as they get older.
- It’s COVID-friendly! When in-person story times aren’t an option, or parents have less time than expected to read to their children…enter YEP Virtual Story Time!
About Youth Engagement in Philanthropy
Youth Engagement in Philanthropy (YEP) was created to help local high school students explore and learn more about fundraising, grantmaking and making a difference in the community. The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley wanted to find a way to empower the next generation by providing the opportunity for youth to fund ideas which impact and inspire their community. The Community Foundation values the partnership of Dunham Foundation in making this program available for young people in our community and are grateful for their ongoing support. Together, we are building a future of philanthropy.
About the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley
The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley is a non-profit, tax-exempt, philanthropic organization that administers individual charitable funds from which grants and scholarships are distributed to benefit the citizens of the Greater Aurora Area, the TriCities and Kendall County, Illinois. Founded in 1948, the Foundation provides a simple and powerful approach to charitable giving. Individuals, families, businesses, and organizations have the opportunity to custom design their own named funds that reflect their charitable goals and interests.