Youth Leadership Hub – US 2017-10-27T02:41:02+00:00

Program Overview

The hope for our collective future lives in our youth.

That’s why The Pollination Project has teamed up with the Fox Family to offer seed grants for projects that nurture the compassionate, visionary leadership of our nation’s youth. From the East Coast, to the South, and the West Coast to the Midwest of America, this US-based program will offer 30 plus mini grants to programs that support young people in overcoming obstacles and persevering as the community leaders of tomorrow. Our Youth Development Fellows are on stand by, ready to provide guidance to the dreamers of tomorrow.

Leadership Team

Jamila Banks
Youth Leadership Team Leader
Los Angeles, CA
Steve Barr
Youth Leadership Fellow
North Carolina
Ralitsa Rano
Youth Leadership Fellow
Desire Johnson-Forte
Youth Leadership Fellow
Oakland, CA
Jessica London-Shields
Youth Leadership Fellow
Chicago, IL
Alicia White
Youth Leadership Fellow
New York
Nicole Javorsky
Youth Leadership Fellow
New York
Trish Schappell
Youth Leadership Fellow
Houston, TX

Program News

Ronald Castro - The Humanitarian Society
Supporting Lovers of Mankind

By Ari Nessel, Huffington Post,
October, 2017

Delaney Cullen - The Little Garden that GrewGirl’s project to combine nature, reading, community at library

By Rebecca Walter,,
June, 2017

Selene Gonzalez-Carrillo thumbMoney Can Break Down Walls in Philanthropy

By Selene Gonzalez-Carrillo, The Pollination Project,
April, 2017

Jamila Banks smilingYouth Leadership in LA

By Jamila Banks, The Pollination Project,
January, 2017

Stronger Together: Connecting to Support Our Youth

By Ari Nessel, The Huffington Post,
December, 2016

Area businessmen help young guys suit up, move forward

By Kevin Joy, The Columbus Dispatch,
January 2, 2016

Nurturing Youth Leadership in the USA

By Rebecca Walter, Huffington Post,
July, 2017

The Kids’ Reading RoomReading Rooms Provide Kids with New Opportunities

By Chip Brewster, KPRC Channel 2 News Online,
May, 2017

Jamila Banks smilingLeadership with a listening heart led to my transformation

By Chris McGilvery, The Pollination Project,
February, 2017

Kehli Faulkner-BerryReflections on Community Grantmaking as a TPP fellow

By Susan Silber, The Pollination Project,
February, 2017

Kehli Faulkner-BerryYouth Leadership in Compton

By Kehli Berry, The Pollination Project,
January, 2017

Jamila BanksTransforming Communities with Small Amounts of Money

By Ari Nessel, The Huffington Post,
June, 2016

2016-09-27-1474990668-2125848-wendyguzmanfriendsofthelibrary-thumbFinding Tomorrow’s Leaders: Youth Hold the Vision for our Future

By Ari Nessel, The Huffington Post,
September, 2016

Nicole Cardoza - Yoga Foster Visual MarketingYoga Foster: Bringing Mindfulness to the Classroom

By Nicole Cardoza, Wanderlust,
January 11th 2016

Grants Made