Howard County youth philanthropy group provides $30,000 in grants to area nonprofits
Last fall, Nica Vasquez wondered how she could start volunteering in her community. As a student at Wilde Lake High School, Vasquez came across the newly formed Youth in Philanthropy program with the Community Foundation of Howard County. The group of 15 Howard County students gathered in January for its first meeting, with a goal of raising money and handing out grants to local nonprofit organizations.
Then, in March, the coronavirus changed everyday life in the United States, and the group of students shifted its focus to organizations that were most in need amid the pandemic. About four months later, the group of rising juniors and seniors has raised $30,000 and dispersed those funds to 10 nonprofits in amounts of between $1,000 and $5,000.
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Source: The Baltimore Sun
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