The Legacy Project.

A community-driven work-based learning program to prepare youth for the future of work.

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An investment in the evolution of the Legacy Project.

In 2024, Principal Charity Classic, with support from Sammons Financial Group, will work with the Greater Des Moines Partnership to invest in the evolution of the Legacy Project.

Originally focused on funding children’s organizations addressing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, the Legacy Project has evolved into a new community-driven, work-based learning program.

The Legacy Project will introduce youth to a variety of professional and technical skills that will increase their knowledge of and confidence in financial planning, customer service, teamwork and collaboration, delegation, and communication.

To maximize the impact of the Legacy Project, the Principal Charity Classic has teamed up with the Greater Des Moines Partnership, who will administer the program by creating a standardized curriculum and work-based learning model that will be taught through existing summer youth internship programs throughout Iowa. Funding will also be used to underwrite weekly learning, networking, and skill-building sessions with the summer interns.

Look for more news about the program and curriculum this spring!

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Past Legacy Project recipients.
Funded along with Sammons Financial Group and MidAmerican Energy.

The Directors Council

A Des Moines-based not-for-profit organization focused on developing social service programs to help eliminate racial disparities and inequities in employment, education, financial inclusion, health, and housing. Funding was used to create summer employment opportunities for youth through the Oakridge Neighborhood Services’ Summer Youth Employment Program.

Adaptive Sports Iowa

A statewide organization that provides leadership in the planning, promotion, education, and organization of sports and recreation opportunities for Iowans with physical disabilities. ASI provides opportunities like wheelchair basketball, beep baseball, cycling (RAGBRAI team), youth sled hockey, and more.

By Degrees Foundation

By partnering with public schools, By Degrees works to increase high school graduation and postsecondary readiness rates through an expansive, K-12 culture of future-focused planning and saving. To meet its goals, By Degrees engages community partnerships that address barriers and incorporate postsecondary and career readiness activities, financial education, and asset building for whole neighborhoods of students.

Thank you to our project partner.