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Youth Development

Bill Daniels' Motivation

Bill supported character-building programs that help youth become confident, patriotic, and independent. He wanted kids to develop personal accountability and responsibility. He also wanted them to understand the value of money, the free enterprise system, and that success is earned through hard work.

Desired Result

Youth develop character and gain the necessary life skills to become successful adults.

Our Strategy

  • Career & Technical Education
    All youth – whether they are planning to earn a college degree or not – develop clear pathways to meaningful employment through opportunities for career exploration, job shadowing, internships, and apprenticeships.

  • Civics Education
    Youth actively contribute to bettering their communities as engaged, informed citizens with strong American values. Programmatic grants support highly effective organizations that teach traditional civics education to help young people understand our democratic form of government and how communities, states, and the nation function.

  • Financial Literacy & Free Enterprise
    Youth become active participants in the free enterprise system by developing a strong understanding of economics, business, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship.

Youth Development Funding Area Video

Watch this short video to learn more about what inspired Bill Daniels to direct the Daniels Fund to support Youth Development programs.

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