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Youth Philanthropy Contest

2018-2019 Youth Philanthropy Contest Winners

Photos courtesy of the Fremont Tribune.

4-H Expeditions / 4-H Club
"Hygiene Bags" 

Members of the 4-H Expeditions 4-H Club wanted residents of LifeHouse in Fremont to feel welcome and clean during their stay. They sew fabric bags, and then gather at LifeHouse to fill the bags with hygiene products for the residents.  

To read more, click the following link to see the Fremont Tribune's article on the "Hygiene Bags" project.


North Bend Girl Scout Troop #50069
"Blankets for Kids" 

Alexa Brodd and Charity Vyhlidal, with the help of the North Bend Girl Scout Troop #50069, made blankets for area fire departments that can be given to children who are victims of house fires and accidents in order to provide comfort and warmth during their time of crisis.

Read more in the Fremont Tribune's article, "Project provides a little comfort to fire, crash victims"

Hearts and Hooves 4-H Club
"Best of the Rest Sheep and Goat Show" 

The Hearts and Hooves 4-H Club will host a sheep and goat show to raise money that will be used to improve the Kids' Zone at the Dodge County Fair in Scribner.


Beau Shanahan
"WIFI Project" 

Beau submitted his YPC project after realizing that not all students have WiFi at home for use with their school-issued Chromebooks. The grant for this project funded a pilot program that provides several households with WiFi for a year. Part of the program includes working with the school to collect data to determine if those students are doing a better job of turning in homework and getting better grades.

Read more about the WiFi Project here!

St. Paul's/Elim Lutheran Church Youth Groups
"Alzheimer's Activity Fidget Mats"

The youth groups from St. Paul's and St. Elim's Lutheran Churches made Alzheimer’s Activity/Fidget Mats for area individuals who have been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s- related health conditions, and who are in need of physical activities and memory prompters to assist both them and their caregivers in providing meaningful opportunities to use their muscles, reflexes, and cognitive skills. 

Read the Tribune article, "Confirmation students work on philanthropy project"

Archbishop Bergan Key Club
"Project Santa" 

Archbishop Bergan Key Club executed an endeavor dubbed “Project Santa” which included purchasing, wrapping and delivering gifts in an effort to guarantee every youth currently staying at Jefferson house will receive presents at Christmastime. Bergan students and Key Club members delivered dozens of presents to the Jefferson House.

Read about their project in the Fremont Tribune article "Bergan students do their best impression of Santa."


Nathan Kudrna & Friends
"YEEP (Youth & Elderly Enrichment Program" 

Nathan is gathering kids from his school and his football team to go on weekly visits with the community's elderly. The kids and the elderly will participate in various activities focused on helping to make the seniors active and involved!

To read more about Nathan's plan, click the following link to see the Fremont Tribune's article on the "Youth and Elderly Enrichment Project".