Medfield is known as a community with a strong sense of philanthropy and volunteerism. From an early age the town’s youngest residents have opportunities to make a difference in their community. Those opportunities continue to grow as children come of age in our town. It was a natural progression that the Medfield Foundation, the umbrella organization for many local volunteer fundraising initiatives, would establish a program where high school students could take that philanthropic spirit, run with it and gain leadership experience in the process.
The MFI launched the Youth Leadership Program to support one of our biggest signature events, The MFi Angel Run. The 5k event relies on hundreds of community members to organize and run the event. Twelve youth leaders were selected to participate in the pilot program which kicked off at Medfield Day celebration in 2014. The Youth Leaders help out in the areas of publicity, race route decorations, registration, data reporting and post party decorating and clean up. It provides a perfect opportunity to get involved and gain a deeper understanding of what it takes to plan and manage a fundraising event.
The Youth Leadership program continues to grow and we will be recruiting more students to participate in future events and activities. Stay tuned for more details.
Contact us to learn more about how to participate in the Youth Leader Program.
"I'm grateful to have been selected for the Youth Leader program because I get a chance to combine two things that I love - helping my community and using my creativity."
“I was extremely excited to be selected for the MFi Youth Leader program. I look forward to helping with the Angel Run because it is a fantastic community event that I have participated in for as long as I can remember."