Teens apply now for next year's Teens for Tomorrow program!

Apply now to join the the our youth philanthropy program, Teens for Tomorrow (T4T), which gives high school students the opportunity to grant money to nonprofit organizations! T4T is accepting members for the 2013-2014 school year. The deadline for applications has been extended to May 31, 2013.

T4T participants make a positive impact in the lives of our community members by distributing annual grants totaling $10,000 to local nonprofit organizations. The teens make these distributions after thorough evaluation of grant requests and learning about various nonprofits who applied – their role, what they do, how they help people.

“By getting involved in T4T, you meet a lot of new people. With $10,000 you have a great experience helping a lot of nonprofits and you’ll create memories that will last a lifetime,” says current T4T student director and alum Brady Frieden.

By joining Teens for Tomorrow, members become part of a nationwide trend of young people who are making their voices heard in the community through philanthropy and service. Through the T4T program, high school students will learn about the grantmaking process and develop teamwork, communication and leadership skills, as well as become better informed about community issues and how youth can address these needs. T4T is open to 9-12 grade students attending high school in Rock Island County, IL and Scott County, IA. Meetings are held one Sunday a month from September – May at local nonprofits. 

Student applications must be postmarked by Friday, May 31, 2013 and should be sent to the Community Foundation, 852 Middle Road, Ste 100, Bettendorf, IA 52722.

Applications can be found on the T4T webpage.

For more information about Teens for Tomorrow, contact the Community Foundation’s T4T manager, Kodie Wittenauer at (563) 326-2840 or T4T@qccommunityfoundation.org.