Applications for the OMRF’s Teen Leaders in Philanthropy program are now being accepted. Deadline to apply is Monday, Mar. 2.
Those selected for the program will meet leaders from nonprofit organizations, charitable foundations, corporate donors and volunteers, as well as OMRF scientists. They will work with students from a variety of schools throughout the state on a group fundraising project to be completed in the spring of 2016.
High school students entering their sophomore, junior or senior year in the fall of 2015 are eligible to apply for the program. Those selected will gain a deeper understanding of the nonprofit sector, develop hands-on leadership skills and will learn how to implement those skills in their community.
Students will be chosen through an application and interview process. Monthly group sessions will start in September and run throughout the 2015-16 school year.
“Through group interaction, we walk students through the fundamentals of development, board structure, networking, fundraising and using social media,” said program coordinator and OMRF Director of Development Kelley McGuire. “They learn key elements of philanthropy and why it’s important, and that matters, regardless of what career path they choose. Our program also helps participants expand their network of like-minded leaders from schools around the state.”
For more information and applications, visit www.omrf.org/teen-leaders.