YIP: Energizing Fort Bend Youth to Give Back

Sprint Waste Services will be on hand March 30 to recognize Youth in Philanthropy program participants and scholarship recipients at the 19th annual Investment in Youth luncheon at Safari Texas Ranch in Richmond, Texas.

The luncheon honors participants in the Youth in Philanthropy program, founded and funded by The George Foundation to encourage volunteerism across Fort Bend County. Along with more than $100,000 in scholarships to be awarded that day, the Sprint Waste Services scholarship will be awarded to a deserving graduating senior selected from the applicants who successfully navigated the YIP program.

“The George Foundation’s Youth in Philanthropy brings together several things we are passionate about here at Sprint Waste Services: giving back to the community, volunteerism, and making higher education more accessible in our communities,” said Will Swinbank, Sprint Waste cofounder and partner. “It’s our privilege to fund this scholarship to help a YIP participant’s college dreams come true.”

Youth in Philanthropy allows 175 juniors and seniors from area high schools to experience volunteer opportunities with some of the community’s most responsive nonprofit organizations. Students chosen after a rigorous selection process commit to six Saturday sessions from September through March. At the end of the eight-month program, they assess the nonprofit with which they’ve worked and award Foundation grant dollars based on their experiences and observed community impact.

Read more about The George Foundation here.