TGI Youth Take First at Fundraising Pitch Competition!

Youth in CAAP’s Teen Grantmaking Initiative (TGI) recently participated in the Youth Driven Spaces conference presented by Neutral Zone, with two of the TGI members actively involved in planning the event. In addition to presenting a workshop titled “Caring For Yourself In the Presence of Social Media,” the youth won first place in a fundraising…

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Meet the 2022/23 Teen Grantmaking Initiative Members

  Introducing the next generation of philanthropists. Hear from youth in our Teen Grantmaking Initiative on what inspired them to join the nation’s only youth-led Arab American philanthropy group! 2022/2023 Michigan Chapter:  Adam Beydoun, Dearborn High School/DCMST Ahlam Murshed, Edsel Ford High School Batoul Hamka, Henry Ford Early College Celine Hijazi, Dearborn High School Huda Yaseen,…

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TGI Grants $5,000 to Youth-led Projects in Southeast Michigan

This past year, Students in our Teen Grantmaking Initiative (TGI) learned the powerful skill of grantmaking through real-life application. They have decided to grant the funds they raised to three local organizations: Arab Student Union, Detroit Area Youth Uniting Michigan and InsideOut Literary Arts. Congratulations to all our grantees and thank you to the community…

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Congratulate our 2022 TGI Senior Graduates!

Congratulations to four incredible student leaders who have left a lasting impact as graduating members of the Teen Grantmaking Initiative program Michigan chapter. We wish you the best of luck in the next chapter of your journey in college! Join us in congratulating Ahmed Kaid (University of Michigan-Ann Arbor), Jenna Mahmoud (Wayne State University), Sara…

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Congratulations to our 2020 TGI Senior Graduates!

Our Teen Grantmaking Intiative seniors just graduated from High School, and we wanted to give them a shoutout! Read below for their bios. Congratulations to our TGI senior, Kabas Yousif, who graduated from Dearborn High School. Originally from Baghdad, Iraq, Kabas is attending University of Michigan-Dearborn this Fall with plans to transfer to University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. She hasn’t decided her…

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TGI members participate in Youth Driven Spaces

Guest post by Yasmine S., 2017-2018 Teen Grantmaking Initiative member On January 21st 2018, Afnan, Alex, Lauren, and myself, all members of CAAP’s Teen Grantmaking Initiative (TGI), had the opportunity to present at the Neutral Zone’s Inaugural Youth Driven Spaces (YDS) Conference. The conference attendees included youth from groups all over Michigan that have been working…

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Not Just Cute Faces: Youth Grantmakers are Strengthening Philanthropy

Check out this awesome CAAP mention in the Huffington Post! “Youth often roll up their own sleeves to assess needs in their communities before defining their grantmaking focus. For example, the Teen Grantmaking Initiative at the Center for Arab-American Philanthropy surveys students at the schools that they themselves attend to understand what needs they perceive…

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2016 Youth Conference

TGI members find their voices

Over the weekend of June 24-26, members of our Teen Grantmaking Initiative (TGI) had the incredible opportunity to attend the Michigan Council of Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy (MCFYP) 2016 Youth Grantmakers Summer Leadership Conference at Central Michigan University. The conference saw the gathering of hundreds of youth philanthropists from the Midwest to share their experiences and…

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