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Philanthropy And Volunteerism in Entrepreneurship



Working with schools and community organizations, our values-forward program builds lifelong givers who will lead their lives with a socially conscious and entrepreneurial mindset. Each PAVE Participant develops a plan of action to take what they've learned and use it to make a difference in their community.

Our PAVE Story

PAVE, which stands for Philanthropy And Volunteerism in Entrepreneurship, is a leadership course that enables young people to maximize their social impact through volunteerism and entrepreneurship.


PAVE participants will learn the ins and outs of the nonprofit sector while building their personal leadership skills. They learn how to run a fundraising campaign for a nonprofit organization that they choose. They become familiar with the fiscal and legal differences between 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations and other companies. They also practice their communication skills by giving presentations to various civic and philanthropic leaders from their community.


Throughout the course, participants will:

  • Learn the technical components of 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations and how they work.

  • Develop their written and verbal communication skills through public speaking and writing workshops

  • Hear from guest speakers ranging from young leaders to high-profile nonprofit representatives

  • Establish an intersection between existing community needs and their personal passions.

  • Execute a project under 1 of 3 tracks: volunteering, fundraiser, entrepreneurial venture 

PAVE alumni have taken their skills and knowledge beyond the course. Some have started regularly volunteering with different charities in their area. Some have facilitated large-scale service projects to benefit either an individual or an organization in their community. Some have even started their own 501(c)3 organizations. Alumni have been featured on local and national media outlets, including Good Morning America, NPR's All Things Considered, and the Kelly Clarkson Show.

In 2013, PAVE was acquired by Philanthropy Kids and has since hosted programs all around the world under the PAVE USA and PAVE Global brands.

If you would like to like to bring PAVE to your area, email us at

We've worked hard to build the reputation of PAVE as a highly esteemed education program. This status is due to our high-engagement curriculum. We want to ensure that all participants are getting the most out of the program and believe that attendance and active participation in our programming is paramount. We hope you understand the commitment that comes with registration and encourage you to reach out to our team if you have any questions.

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