Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy: Presented to an individual or group with a record of exceptional leadership and results in encouraging youth (through age 18) to: learn about and participate in philanthropy by planning and implementing a fundraising program to benefit a specific organization(s) or cause(s); demonstrate leadership in a specific organization(s) or cause(s); serve as role models for other youth and/or encourage other youth to participate in philanthropy. The amount of time spent in service through philanthropy will be considered.
Winner ~ Cincinnati Youth Collaborative’s Jobs for Cincinnati Graduates Program
Nominated By ~ Bethany House Services, Be the Match, and Hoxworth Blood Center
Cincinnati Youth Collaborative’s Jobs for Cincinnati Graduates (JCG) Program, a non-profit organization, was nominated by Bethany House Services, Be the Match and Hoxworth Blood Center. CYC’s mission is empowering youth to overcome obstacles and succeed in education, career, and life. The JCG program is focused on assisting middle and high school students facing significant challenges, to help them graduate, and successfully make a transition from school to career. They accomplish this by focusing on the social and work skills that are required for success in school and career. JCG is an accredited in-school program leveraging the Jobs For America’s Graduates model that equips students with 37 core character competencies that prepare them for post-secondary pursuits, whether they be enrollment, employment, or enlistment.