The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) is a powerful active citizenship programme, empowering young people to make a difference in their communities while developing a range of skills.
Since it was introduced to Scotland in 2008 by The Wood Foundation, it has engaged more than 200,000 young people who have taken responsibility for £4.5m of charitable giving.
YPI is the biggest independent initiative being delivered in Scottish education. Each school is responsible for directing a grant of £3000 to a local charity championed by its students through a unique programme of teamwork, research, and competition.
YPI engages a full year-group of students, developing skills and confidence through a contextualised learning experience. The programme raises awareness of social issues and local charities and is a vital means of devolved, locally driven grant-making.
See which other schools in your region are undertaking YPI through our interactive map.
Working with likeminded partners supports the sustainability of YPI as we grow the opportunity throughout Scotland.
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