An initiative of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque
The values we instill in young people last a lifetime. That’s what our group of youth grantmakers is about.
The YAPPERS are Dubuque high school students learning about the impact they can make through generosity and philanthropy. They engage in teambuilding and leadership activities, discuss local issues, plan events and service projects, and make funding decisions to support youth-serving organizations.
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YAPPERS share their experiences
Growing up and giving back
Raising dollars and awareness for youth needs
What is a YAPPER?
- A youth philanthropist working with the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque.
- A member of a highly motivated team dedicated to volunteerism, philanthropy and grantmaking.
- A positive youth role model developing leadership skills and improving the quality of life for youth in the Dubuque community.
- A freshman, sophomore, junior or senior from a Dubuque area high school.
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“Being involved with YAPPERS made me feel like I can actually do something to help my community. We’re learning how to care for something other than ourselves."
"Being a YAPPER is really eye-opening. Where we donate our money affects people, and it affects us personally when we learn about what they do.”
Youth Supporting Youth
The YAPPERS program is an opportunity for local teens to build the ethic of giving back to the community — and make a lasting difference in people's lives.