Jan Ediger - Guidance Counselor 

The Hamilton Community Foundation has announced an amazing opportunity for this year’s sophomores going into their junior year. Youth Engaged in Philanthropy or YEP is designed to nurture the next generation of philanthropic leaders here in Hamilton County or wherever these students will call home in the future. No matter where they land in their adult lives, YEP will set the foundation by giving them the knowledge and power to make a difference in their communities. As YEP members, students will have a voice in decision-making on issues that directly affect youth in Hamilton County. Students will learn about needs in the community, engage in a year-long service project,  learn how to write and review grant applications, and ultimately choose how their group will award grants to people and groups in Hamilton County. They will learn about social responsibility, problem-solving, and the importance of being involved in their community to help improve the lives of others. 

YEP is a two-year commitment to learning and giving back to the community. This first group of juniors (Fall 23) will be the inaugural cohort group and continue into their senior year. In the Spring of 2024, the next group of sophomores will apply to begin the second cohort group. 

To find out more information or sophomores who are interested in applying, visit the HCF website: Once on the website, go to “IMPACT” and then Youth Engaged in Philanthropy. 

If you have questions about the program don’t hesitate to contact the Hamilton Community Foundation. or 402-694-3200