T4T promotes youth philanthropy on local radio

Blog post by Kodie Wittenauer, Iowa AmeriCorps State of Promise Member at the Community Foundation

We are so excited that Teens for Tomorrow (T4T) had its first radio interview yesterday with Sean Patrick for the Morning in the Cities program on Rewind 93.9 WYEC!  T4T is a youth philanthropy group with 35 members from area high schools. The students meet once a month at area nonprofit organizations to learn about the services in our community.  At the end of the school year, the teens award $10,000 to local non profits. The grant applications can be found in the Get a Grant section of our website and are being accepted through March 1, 2013.

Rewind 93.9 WYEC interviewed two teen members and the student director yesterday morning.  Brady Frieden discussed how T4T has impacted him not only as a member but now as the student director of this program.  Julianne Delessio and Bryce Verlinden are members who discussed what T4T means to them and what they have learned.  As second year members, Julianne and Bryce have participated in the granting process previously and value the impact T4T can make on local nonprofits.

We are so proud of the teens and can't wait to see how they decide the grant recipients this year.  Bryce, Julianne, and Brady did a remarkable job representing Teens for Tomorrow on Rewind 93.9 WYEC and thank you to Sean Patrick for this opportunity to discuss the wonderful things local teens are doing in our community! Click here to listen to the interview!

For more information about T4T, call 563-326-2840 or visit us on the website at Teens for Tomorrow.

Melanie JonesStudents