Fifteen Coatesville High School students were honored recently at the Coatesville Area Youth Philanthropy Program award ceremony, writes Ginger Dunbar in the Daily Local News.
The program is an initiative of the Brandywine Health Foundation. Each year students in the program, acting like a board of directors, are given $15,000 to disburse to two nonprofit organizations they have selected.
This year, the students worked with The Parkesburg Point, which works with at-risk students in Western Chester County, and the Lincoln Center for Family and Youth, based in Montgomery County, an education and social services organization serving students and families.
Student Jullian Maurer said she realized how impactful their community service was and that (the students) had valuable experiences as they learned about the business world. The program teaches students how to become a philanthropist.
“Coming into the program we all knew about charity and giving back, but now we know it’s about how the outcomes impact others,” student Patrick McManamon said.
The ceremony was held at Citadel Federal Credit Union’s Thorndale branch.
Read more about the Coatesville High School students in the Daily Local News by clicking here.