OMRF is proud to announce a new philanthropic leadership program for Oklahoma high school students: “OMRF Teen Leaders in Philanthropy: Philanthropy Is in Your DNA”. The Development Committee has been privy to an overview of this project, but much has occurred since the last meeting. We are excited to present you with a brief description of the program. Please spread the word and encourage teens to apply (deadline March 10), and promote it to parents, educators, coaches and mentors.
This is the first program of its kind designed to educate Oklahoma youth about the non-profit profession, how non-profits work, and how teens can be philanthropists who work alongside non-profits in identifying community issues and achieving creative solutions. With the ever-growing importance of non-profit organizations in our community, it is imperative that we educate the next generation about how they can become philanthropists and be real partners with non-profit organizations. While using OMRF’s biomedical research mission as a backdrop to illustrate the importance of philanthropy, the focus will be on philanthropic leadership. Students will learn leadership principles, earn service hours, and gain experience in a fundraising project of their own design. The program will meet monthly, alternating between day and evening sessions throughout the school year.
We invite Oklahoma students to apply and up to 40 students will be chosen. Applications and further information are available at www.omrf.org/teen