Youth givers to gather in Greensboro

GREENSBORO, N.C. – On October 17, more than 200 teens from across North Carolina will convene to discuss strategies for giving away more than $60,000.

The fourth annual North Carolina Youth Giving Summit, themed “The Magic of Giving,” will be held at the Greensboro Downtown Marriott, and will include teens from 16 youth-giving groups spanning 25 counties.

While these young philanthropists receive funds for grantmaking from philanthropic organizations around the state, the youth themselves will determine which organizations in their communities receive grants.

The annual summit, which aims to arm the youth with the skills necessary for successful grantmaking, will teach strategies for conducting needs assessments, facilitating meetings and developing resources within their home communities.

Participants then will return to their home communities to develop requests for proposals, solicit grants, evaluate applications and choose grantees.

The summit is organized by the North Carolina Youth Giving Network, a collection of 16 youth-philanthropy groups that is coordinated by Leading to Change, a training group, and NCGives.

The summit will operate from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature a demonstration by Dorian Richardson, the hip-hop illusionist who has worked with celebrities including Prince, Magic Johnson and the Jackson Family.

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