Area High School Juniors to Participate in 17th Annual Junior Leadership Dayton Program on Philanthropy and Volunteerism, Friday, February 3
Twenty-five high school juniors from seven area schools will learn how, by being a volunteer or a philanthropist, individuals can help others and create a better community in which to live at The Dayton Foundation’s 17th Annual Junior Leadership Dayton program on Friday, February 3. The program, entitled “Making a Difference in Your Community,” will start at 8 a.m. at the K12 Gallery for Young People’s Teen Education and Joint Adult Studio, or “TEJAS” Studio, located at 341 S. Jefferson Street, Dayton, and conclude at 2 p.m. following off-site visits to local not-for-profit organizations.
Welcoming the students will be Jerri Stanard, executive director for K12 Gallery for Young People who will give a brief presentation. From K12 Gallery, students will be transported to two local not-for-profit organizations, Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley and the Humane Society of Greater Dayton. Students will learn how these organizations are funded, and what their challenges and concerns are, as well as their opportunities and rewards. Students also will learn why volunteers and philanthropists are so vital for their organization’s continued success. A lunchtime presentation will feature Mary Tyler, executive director of National Conference for Community and Justice of Greater Dayton (NCCJ), and Tabani Manyika, co-coordinator of the NCCJ Police and Youth Together (PAYT) program.
Junior Leadership Dayton is designed to reach out to youth in the community who are the next generation of leaders and prepare them for constructive and responsible participation in community activities. Throughout the nine-month program, topics focus on specific areas of leadership in the community and emphasize values, such as honesty, respect, caring and responsibility. This is the 17th year for Junior Leadership Dayton, which is sponsored by The Dayton Foundation and YMCA of Greater Dayton.^ top of page
IN HIS WORDS
“Few people understand The Dayton Foundation’s central role in numerous community efforts, including education, The Job Center, the Schuster Center and RiverScape, to name a few. The Dayton Region might look very different were it not for the Foundation and its more than 3,500 donors and their charitable funds.” – Fred Setzer, Jr., donor and former Governing Board chair