Many studies have been done on the impact of youth philanthropy and grantmaking. Several of these studies appear throughout our website, some on the What’s a YAC? page, some on the Starting a YAC page, and some below. These studies should be used as resources and the lessons learned from these studies should be applied to your YAC to learn from others mistakes and successes.
Core Principles for Engaging Young People in Community Change - A resource from The Forum for Youth Investment, this document explains eight key concepts to keep in mind when empowering youth as agents of change in the community.
Youth Philanthropy: A Framework of Best Practices – Developed by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, this resource discusses the benefits, operations, impact, and results of YAC programs.