In today’s fast changing world, there is a critical need for young people to think and act more globally. The forum will teach students how they can make a positive impact in local and international communities.
- ICF CEO, Richard Kiy
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 27, 2012
The International Community Foundation’s Youth International Philanthropy Council is hosting the “Teen International Giving Forum” in an effort to engage more teens in becoming philanthropically engaged internationally.
This Teen International Giving Forum is for high-school students who are looking for innovative ideas and projects to support globally. Youth philanthropy promotes personal growth and increased cross-cultural awareness, while offering school credit and strengthening college applications.
The event will feature keynote addresses by inspiring teen leaders and social change agents: Alec Loorz, founder of Kids v.s. Global Warming and Talia Leman, CEO and a Founder of RandomKid. The forum will also include a youth panel discussion featuring local teens that have successfully undertaken charitable projects in Mexico: Morgan Hicks, founder of the Youth International Philanthropy Council at the International Community Foundation; Caitlin Hird, founder of the Teens Against Cervical Cancer Fund; and Akash Patel and Ian Torbett, co-project leaders for San Ignacio Project Bus Fund.
The free event will conclude with a networking reception where teens can discuss their projects with internationally-minded donors and Mexican nonprofit leaders, seeking youth volunteers and social entrepreneurs.
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2012
Location: Institute of the Americas, on the campus of University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Cost: Free, but online registration is required at http://www.icfdn.org
Registration deadline: April 14, 2012
About the International Community Foundation:
The International Community Foundation is a public charity founded in 1990 with a mission to inspire international charitable giving by U.S. donors, with an emphasis on Mexico and Latin America. For more information, please visit: http://www.icfdn.org.
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