TGI is the only Arab American youth philanthropy program in the country. This unique model teaches high school students about community issues, grantmaking, nonprofit management, communication and compromise, and community leadership. This year, the youth decided to focus their grantmaking priorities on academic success and access to healthcare, and have set a goal of granting $5000 to youth-serving organizations in the Detroit area.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The Detroit area continues to face a number of challenges, and desperately needs strong youth advocates to spark change at the grassroots level.
How will this project solve this problem?
This microproject will provide materials and equipment for the youth to create their own video documentary on the year-long grantmaking process. The youth would also participate in a professional photography session, and create other marketing materials for the TGI program, which in turn will help expand the program beyond the Detroit Metro region.
Potential Long Term Impact
By supporting the TGI program, you will give minority youth a voice for change in their community, while also benefiting a multitude of individuals served by education and health nonprofits.
Total Funding Received to Date: $9,315
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $9,315 . The original project funding goal was $5,000.
Every microproject is intended to use the donations it receives in accordance with its stated description; however, it is important to provide project leaders with the flexibility to maximize the potential benefit from the donations they receive. This means that your donation may be used as a part of the main project that supports this microproject, specifically Empower Arab American Youth Through Philanthropy. In this event, the project leader is required to post an update to the microproject detailing the results and reasons behind this change.
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