The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa’s Teen Trust Program is a youth philanthropy organization consisting of high school students across northeast Iowa. The 2019-2020 group, comprised of twenty four students, will be granting $15,000 to a variety of nonprofits across their communities. They will also be immersing themselves in the grant application and decision processes, conducting site visits, and engaging in volunteering. Since 1994, Teen Trust has taught students the importance of becoming trustees of their community while developing a variety of philanthropic skills that will allow them and their communities to thrive.
Interview with Officer of the Advancements Committee, Maya Winkel from Waterloo West High School
Why did you want to join Teen Trust?
I wanted to have a greater hand in my community, and I wanted to gain a better understanding of the needs that my community had.
What are you looking forward to this year in Teen Trust?
I am looking forward to being the officer of the advancements committee and fundraising to help give out more money to nonprofits in the Cedar Valley, and meeting new people who share the same values as me.
Why did you apply to be an officer for Teen Trust?
I loved Teen Trust so much last year and it made such an impact on my life. I wanted to return this year to help continue the impacts and effects that Teen Trust can make on other students like me.