In May, we wrapped up our 9th year of SV2’s popular Teens program. Not only did our Teens learn about effective philanthropy, engage in meaningful service learning, and together make grants to three stellar local community organizations focused on STEM education, but the SV2 Teens program received well-deserved accolades in Gentry Magazine this month. Congrats, Teens!
Gentry featured SV2 Teens in their annual Philanthropy edition. Guest Editor and longtime SV2 Partner Noosheen Hashemi’s article ‘Start ‘Em Young’ highlights the ways that our SV2 Teens program empowers teens to explore best practices in experiential learning, grantmaking, and service. SV2 Teens offers 7th-12th graders the opportunity to participate in hands-on grantmaking that culminates in the giving of actual dollars to the grantees they collectively select. To learn more, read the full article here.
In 2017, our teens chose to focus on education for underserved youth, and selected three new Grantees: the Multicultural Institute, Khan Academy, and buildOn Bay Area. Hats off to our SV2 Teens facilitators, Janet Oh, Elizabeth Newton and Karin Scott, and SV2 staff liaison Jody Chang, for skillfully guiding our Teens through their learning and service.