H.E.Y!, a program of The Erie Community Foundation, and governed by local middle and high school students, is focused on youth gaining a better understanding of real community issues and contributing their voice and perspective to advocate for a stronger, more inclusive community. Members of H.E.Y! learn from community leaders, gain knowledge on the basics of philanthropy, invest real dollars to address youth and community related issues, engage in hands-on service learning, and elevate the youth voice in our region.
During H.E.Y's inaugural year, committee members engaged as leaders in the community through various opportunities:
Youth Philanthropy Program aims to educate young people about philanthropy as a foundation for lifelong community engagement and civic leadership.
H.E.Y! looks forward to granting funds to address youth-related and community issues. Stay tuned for more information on the 2020 Mini Grant Program and the release of the 2021 RFP.
If you have questions or would like more information about being a part of The Erie Community Foundation's Youth Philanthropy program, please contact: