18901507386_2d1c08c2b3_zThe OPEF VEX Robotics program just received a grant from the Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation’s Future Philanthropists program. . The students also evaluate the impact of their decisions on youth issues as a result of the grants they distribute, and learn to raise funds in an effort to maintain this grant-making effort.

Grant awards are made by the junior cohort in the spring of each year at the Future Philanthropists Program Capstone event, and the fund-raising successes of the senior cohort are announced at this time as well ($50,000 for next year!). Every dollar raised goes back into the Future Philanthropist Fund held at the OPRF Community Foundation to help grow and maintain the grant-making by the next group of juniors in the following year.

Contribute to this endowed fund to continue to provide the resources to educate future philanthropists, while making an impact now to benefit young people in our community through programs like OPEF VEX Robotics.