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Youth in philanthropy (YIP)


YIP Team is formed by bringing together Fort Bend County junior and senior high school students and providing them the unique opportunity to experience how volunteerism and philanthropy coexist to serve their community. Over the next school year (2017-2018), the team of selected students will embark on a journey to strengthen their connections with their community as well as with each other. The YIP Team will participate in site visits and volunteer projects with area nonprofit organizations to increase their knowledge of the Fort Bend County nonprofit sector. At the conclusion of the school year, with their new knowledge and understanding of the community and the many organizations providing services to its residents, the YIP Team will evaluate local charities and put philanthropy into action by awarding monetary grants to participating nonprofits. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter!

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Directions to the Fort Bend Chamber:

To get to our office from downtown Houston, take US 59 South and exit at the Sugar Land/Hwy. 90 exit.  Go straight through the light and take your second right onto Commerce Green Blvd.  We are located at 445 Commerce Green Blvd.  Our building is on the left and clearly marked Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Services. 

For more information, please contact Dewan Clayborn at or 281-566-2163.

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