A YPI Project

What is Youth Philanthropy Initiative?

Youth Philanthropy Initiative is a program that equips teens with the necessary tools and understanding to become social entrepreneurs. Funded by the Lynn Schusterman Foundation Teens in YPI are socially and culturally aware, building their projects around issues or problems they believe are pertinent in the Tulsa community. All YPI projects are built to be sustainable through research, organization, and long-term planning, giving students hands-on experiences to use in college and beyond. YPI students are involved in leadership, athletics, speech and debate, art, programming, but they all come together with the same passion to make tangible change in their communities. For more information about YPI and how to apply, visit