P.U.L.S.E. of Noble County
P.U.L.S.E. of Noble County is the youth philanthropic are of the Community Foundation of Noble County. P.U.L.S.E. are a group of service-minded youth who meet monthly to organize community projects that benefit Noble County and grant philanthropic dollars to other organizations making an impact.
P.U.L.S.E members represent Central Noble Community School Corporation, East Noble School Corporation, and West Noble School Corporation. There is one student representative from each grade level from 8th grade through 12th grade. They also have homeschooled and private school members.
Through financial support from the Dekko Foundation and Community Foundation of Noble County, these teens are taught the fundamentals of charitable giving. Community mentors and partners, including the three public school systems in Noble County, provide them with additional encouragement and support.
P.U.L.S.E.’s mission is “to broaden Noble County’s horizons of education and service through philanthropy.”
THROUGH THEIR INVOLVEMENT, YOUTH POD MEMBERS GARNER INSIGHTS LIKE:
- Increased key leadership skills including: public speaking, decision making and problem solving
- Build an appreciation for their community and understand their personal power to make a positive impact on their community
- Develop a strong base in philanthropy and community service that will follow them into adulthood or have experiences strong in philanthropy and community service
- Learn, through real experiences, to be philanthropic with their time, talent and treasure
- Better understand themselves and what they have to offer their community
- Learn how they can best contribute to the success of their Pod as a whole
- Gain experience in how to effectively manage and govern a non-profit organization
- Demonstrate their value to their community and work alongside adults to address issues
- Learn, through real experiences, to be philanthropic with their time, talent and treasure.
- Learn, through real experience, to work as a team and draw on individuals’ talents.
- Support young people in leadership and philanthropic development
- Assist young people in developing leadership skills by holding them responsible for leading their Youth Pod
- Create an environment that allows for critical conversation and safe discussion
- Help young people to learn from both successful and unsuccessful experiences
- Serve as adult role models, especially modeling respect for others, commitment, responsibility and philanthropy.
- Mentor its next generation of philanthropist
- Nurture young people who are engaged in philanthropy and striving to improve their community
- Gain insight from the experiences young philanthropists who understand the importance of non-profit work, volunteerism and leadership
- Benefit from the availability of a sounding board on youth issues
TOP FIVE THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT P.U.L.S.E.:
- P.U.L.S.E. hosts the Senior Citizen Prom in April.
- P.U.L.S.E. is dedicated to teaching youth about philanthropy through their Little Phil program in various 4th grade classrooms.
- P.U.L.S.E. gives scholarships every year to graduating seniors in memory of David C. Knopp, former P.U.L.S.E. Navigator and Community Foundation of Noble County Executive Director.
- P.U.L.S.E. conducts a service project each month from August through May.
- P.U.L.S.E. grants money for educational purposes throughout Noble County.