Youth in Philanthropy (YIP)
The Lac du Bonnet Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) program was established in 2017 through a three-way partnership of the Lac du Bonnet Senior School (LDBSS), the Thomas Sill Foundation Inc and the Lac du Bonnet Foundation.
YIP is a leadership program designed to introduce young people to philanthropy and community development. The program provides students with hands-on experience working as a team to learn about and help local charitable organizations. Building an endowment fund, learning about community needs, and engaging in the granting process are all part of the experience.
The Lac du Bonnet Foundation works closely with the LDBSS YIP Committee and provides them with training, funds, and support to help make this all happen.