YPI Winners Secure Grant for Charity

Tihmily Li, Communications Officer
Congratulations to Grade 9 students for their outstanding participation in the Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI).

Greenwood’s Grade 9 Service Learning programming involves participation in YPI, a program that generates better youth engagement and awareness of issues in their community. Groups create a presentation advocating for a local charity and $5,000 is awarded to the charity with the winning presentation. At the beginning of the year, Grade 9 students form small groups and select a local charity to research and contact. The students later work on their presentation in their Advisor meetings. Finalists from each Grade 9 Advisor group were then selected to present on May 16 to determine which charity would receive the YPI grant. 

Six finalist groups presented their charity to a panel of judges consisting of Greenwood staff, students and a YPI representative. The groups spoke about organizations that tackled gender-based violence and youth homelessness. The winning team, Ali Khosrowshahi ‘27, Fred LaFlamme ‘27 and Liam Myers ‘27 presented about the Kennedy House, a Scarborough-based charity that supports at-risk youth by providing housing and educational programming to help youth break the cycle of poverty. 

Thank you to all the students who championed various charities throughout the year!
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