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Youth in Philanthropy Winners 2017
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Youth in Philanthropy

AFP GHC’s Youth in Philanthropy Awards

The Association of Fundraising Professional (AFP) is committed to the development of the next generation of fundraisers. The Association understands that in order to ensure that there will be interest in the nonprofit sector and fundraising in the future, members must expose today’s youth to philanthropy in a meaningful way. With that goal in mind, AFP created the Youth in Philanthropy Subcommittee more than a decade ago. 


Each chapter of the Association has a Youth in Philanthropy component within its Community Outreach and Diversity Committee. The AFP-Greater Houston Chapter (GHC) hosted its 6th Annual Youth in Philanthropy Award this year. Currently throughout the Houston area, young adults are performing countless selfless acts and inspirational community service projects. This award recognizes students in the Greater Houston area who have been compassionate and innovative in their community through volunteerism and fundraising activities.


AFP GHC is pleased to announce our 2017 YIP Award Winners and two Honorable Mentions that will be presented at an upcoming Monthly Education Session.


First place $3,000 - Quest Early College High School (ECHS)- Dual Credit Social Studies students. One hundred and forty students enrolled in dual credit U.S. History participated in a service learning project that addressed the needs of Humble Museum and Bordersville Community in Humble, Texas. The project goals were to: 1) preserve and protect Humble Negro Cemetery (Pipe Yard Cemetery), the segregated area of Tetter Cemetery and acquire historical recognition for each and 2) preserve the cultural history of Bordersville by collecting oral histories and securing historical recognition for Bordersville and its community. 


Second Place Honorable Mention $1,000 - Jordan Fein and Lauren Elie with their Flower Power Gives program. Students of Kincaid and Awty International Schools, Jordan and Lauren, along with their mothers, created Flower Power Gives to serve two purposes: 1) mitigate the unnecessary waste of flowers that were discarded after luncheons, galas and weddings and 2) give people who are in unfortunate situations (poor or sick) or people who serve or have served their community/country flowers to brighten up their day. 



Third Place Honorable Mention $1,000 - Kayla Wrobbel and Madeline Frasca from Klein Oak High School with their Panthers Helping People program. The main goal of the project was to raise as much money as they could for patients at the Texas Children’s Hospital. The students involved the majority of the school and sold over 200 t-shirts and raised over $1,000. 



Houston has many wonderful organizations in our public schools, and we at AFP-GHC want to support and encourage these students and their leadership service in the nonprofit community. For more information on AFP-GHC’s Youth in Philanthropy program, contact Vida L. Avery, Ph.D., Chair, Diversity and Community Outreach via email:


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