Six community groups have picked up funding thanks to the Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) program at Boissevain School.
The Boissevain & Morton Foundation Inc. began in 1975 with the involvement of six community residents who were interested in not only seeing Boissevain grow and prosper, but also giving community minded citizens peace of mind when donating to a cause close to their hearts.
In 2006 the YIP program was added to how the foundation gives back to the community.
“They receive $2,500 each year and they meet to decide where to grant the money” said Raylene Conway-Smith executive director of the Boissevain Morton Foundation.
“They go out into the community to see where there is a need for funds. They decide as a group where the money should go and they can only give up to $500 per group.”
Conway-Smith says the program gives youth a chance to find out more about their community while getting to take part in the process of granting money to some worthy community groups in Boissevain-Morton.
“The students do a great job and it’s just amazing how the kids think and what they see as priorities.”
The 2022 YIP recipients include:
Bronco breakfast program $250
Boissevain Resettlement committee $250
Boissevain Arts Council $500
Boissevain Curling Club $500
Tiny Turtle Daycare $200
Boissevain Golf Club $300