Neil Squire Society Hosts Youth and Philanthropy Initiative

April 9, 2009

On Monday, March 30th, four high school students from Burnaby Central toured the Neil Squire Society and conducted an interview as part of a project for the Toskan Casale Foundation’s Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (new window).

We were thrilled to have been chosen for this exciting venture, not only because the winning proposal wins $5000 for their chosen charity, but because it was a great opportunity to show off our facilities to the next generation.

From the Toskan Foundation website:

Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) was created to be a unique and innovative approach geared to high school students in Grades 9 and 10. Based on a curriculum prepared by a noted educator and provided to schools free of charge by the Toskan Casale Foundation, students will learn the fundamentals of philanthropy.

Combining classroom learning with practical community experience, the students will gain skills in the art of researching grassroots organizations, proposal writing, public speaking, evaluation, analysis and logical decision-making.

The Neil Squire Society was excited to play an active role in shaping the future of the students who may one day work in the non-profit sector.