MFi Youth Leadership
Medfield is known as a community with a strong sense of philanthropy and volunteerism. From an early age the town’s youngest residents have opportunities to make a difference in their community. Those opportunities continue to grow as children come of age in our town. It was a natural progression that the Medfield Foundation, the umbrella organization for many local volunteer fundraising initiatives, would establish a program where high school students could take that philanthropic spirit, run with it and gain leadership experience in the process.
The MFI launched the Youth Leadership Program to support one of our biggest signature events, The MFi Angel Run. The 5K event relies on hundreds of community members to organize and run the event. Twelve youth leaders were selected to participate in the pilot program which kicked off at Medfield Day celebration in 2014. The Youth Leaders help out in the areas of publicity, race route decorations, registration, data reporting and post party decorating and clean up. It provides a perfect opportunity to get involved and gain a deeper understanding of what it takes to plan and manage a fundraising event.
The Youth Leadership program continues to grow and we are now recruiting for the next group of students to join the program. To join, please complete our online application which will be accepted through June 1, 2020.
All applicants must:
be a resident of the Town of Medfield
be a rising freshman or sophomore
complete the Youth Leadership application
provide one reference from a school or community member (download the reference form)
be able to attend meetings at Medfield High School from 7-7:30 a.m. a few times a month (Failure to attend meetings without a valid excuse will result in dismissal from the program)
agree to a minimum of a two-year commitment with an average of 10-20 hours of community service hours per year
be available to volunteer the day of the Angel Run, usually the first Sunday of December
Contact us if you have any questions about the Youth Leader Program.