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Philanthropy and Youth

PaY Committee

Learn about how your committee can navigate this PaY year and find resources in the PaY Committee section.

2022 - 2023 Theme

Sustainability, one of The Barry Foundation’s five values, is how we continue to grow and maintain the work that we do within PaY and beyond.

Our symbol of the three evergreen trees represent PaY’s purpose of making an impact that will last, which is done by sustaining yourself, your community, and your legacy. The tree rings show the memories made along the way and represent how sharing your unique story and strengths make a lasting imprint on the world.

PaY Core Team

The Core Team is a student leadership group within PaY that volunteer their time and talents to enhance the PaY experience for all. They assist with facilitating PaY-wide events, provide support to PaY Committees across the region, and serve as an ambassador for PaY within their community.

You can apply now for the 2023-24 school year by clicking the button below. Applications close on April 3rd.

PaY Summer Internship

We are relaunching the PaY Summer Internship Program! Pay Students are matched with a local nonprofit to experience a full-time paid summer internship opportunity. Students work on a special project designed by the organization while receiving mentorship, guidance, and support.

Applications open up on Monday, Feb. 13th. Click the button below to learn more and apply!

and Youth

Philanthropy and Youth (PaY) introduces high school students to the importance of leadership and service through grantmaking. PaY is modeled after Youth in Philanthropy (YiP), an initiative of The Winnipeg Foundation, and each year we build upon that partnership and start new initiatives of our own. Run as an extracurricular activity in high schools, student-led committees first identify and area of focus, then research community nonprofits, and visit organizations before deciding how to award the grant funds provided. There is also an annual Fall Conference, quarterly gatherings, and summer internship and volunteer opportunities. Since 2007, over 6,000 students have participated in PaY and have collectively provided over one million dollars of grants to their communities.

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