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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.

Applications open Monday, February 12th, 2024.

PaY Summer Internship

Pay Students are matched with a local nonprofit to experience a full-time, 9-week paid summer internship opportunity. Students work on a special project designed by the organization while receiving mentorship, guidance, and support.

Applications open on Thursday, Feb. 1st. Click the button below to apply!

Philanthropy
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.

2023 - 2024 Theme

Creativity, one of The Barry Foundation’s five values, is what fuels our passions and what helps us work together to create the world we wish to see.

Our symbol of the hot air balloon flying amongst the clouds not only represents exploring the vastness of one's creativity, but it also reminds us to see the world from a different perspective - to zoom out and see the big picture to create solutions and positive impact.

Explore Previous PaY+ Events
February PaY+ Sustainability Spotlight with Abbie Haug
37:09
February PaY+ Sustainability Spotlight with Abbie Haug
PaY+ Speaker Series October 3 Celeste Koppe
33:07
PaY+ Speaker Series October 3 Celeste Koppe
PaY+ Gratitude Spotlight Speaker Series May 8 Simone Wai
32:22
PaY+ Gratitude Spotlight Speaker Series May 8 Simone Wai
PaY+ Gratitude Spotlight Speaker Series April 24 Joey Ness
45:21
PaY+ Gratitude Spotlight Speaker Series April 24 Joey Ness
PaY+ Gratitude Spotlight Speaker Series Feb 27 Nate Mattson
39:39
PaY+ Gratitude Spotlight Speaker Series Feb 27 Nate Mattson
PaY+ Gratitude Spotlight Speaker Series - Dec 12 - Seiko Shastri
49:27
PaY+ Gratitude Spotlight Speaker Series - Dec 12 - Seiko Shastri
PaY+ Gratitude Spotlight Speaker Series   Nov 14   Angie (Sherman) Schieler
26:34
PaY+ Gratitude Spotlight Speaker Series Nov 14 Angie (Sherman) Schieler
PaY+ Gratitude Spotlight Speaker Series   Oct 10   Tom Barry
32:24
PaY+ Gratitude Spotlight Speaker Series Oct 10 Tom Barry

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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