PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A committee of teens, ages 14 to 18, announced the names of 13 organizations that will receive $10,000 grants from the Philadelphia Foundation’s Fund for Children. The announcement was made at the William Way Community Center in Center City.
YOUTHadelphia is made up of a group of teens from all over the Philadelphia area. The young people sat on the Youth in Philanthropy Committe where they spent 6 months deciding which community groups should receive grants from a 125-thousand dollar fund set up by the Philadelphia Phillies and the Philadelphia Eagles.
Baseera Watson, 17, says giving away money wisely is tough job.
“I may have a personal connection to a teen pregnancy organization or a substance abuse organization, but they may not fit certain criteria.”
Asian Americans United and Project Forward Leap are just two of the non-profits that received a $10,000 award.
Reported by Cherri Gregg, KYW Newsradio