Young Philanthropists

Young Philanthropists provides 9th-12th grade teens with an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others.

Through a series of four sessions, the program teaches basic guidelines for meaningful philanthropy and inspires teens to take responsibility for meeting the needs of various populations in our community, in Israel, and throughout the world.

The Young Philanthropists visit local nonprofit agencies, hear guest speakers from national and international organizations, participate in hands-on philanthropic projects, and learn about the Jewish value of tikkun olam (repairing the world). At the conclusion of the program, the group collectively engages in a thoughtful, lively process to determine how their money ($36 per participant, plus a generous grant from an anonymous donor) should be allocated.  

If you want to develop leadership skills, earn credit for up to 12 hours of community service, and enhance your college resume, all while having fun with a group of your peers from across the Orange County Jewish Community, apply today for Young Philanthropists.     

All participating teens receive community service hours.



Sunday, October 25, 1 - 3 p.m.
Sunday, November 1, 12 - 2 p.m.
Sunday, November  8, 1 - 3 p.m.
Sunday, November 15, 1 - 3 p.m.

$36 registration fee will be donated to charity.


Just some of the nonprofits we work with: 



to our Young Philanthropists supporter Jewish Community Foundation Orange County


For more information on Young Philanthropists, contact Debbie Meline, 949.435.3400, x.271.