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DCF Youth Philanthropy Board presents grants

Apr 20, 2014
Photo by: Steven Billups

The Delaware Community Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Board presented grants to five Sussex County nonprofit organizations April 7 at Sussex Pines Country Club. The Youth Philanthropy Board for Sussex County of the Delaware Community Foundation is composed of 19 students from public, independent and diocesan high schools in Sussex County.  The board studied youth issues in their neighborhoods and schools, learned about community service and grant making, and awarded a total of $10,000 to schools and qualified nonprofit organizations to carry out youth programs for residents of Sussex County.

This year, the Youth Philanthropy Board for Sussex County considered programs that help to alleviate childhood poverty, provide mentoring, prepare students for college, prevent substance abuse, and/or provide a positive after-school environment. Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Sussex County received a grant they will use for mentoring activities and trips to provide cultural enrichment for the members.

Shown at the presentation are (l-r) Nancy Raihall, BBBS case manager; Courtney Michel, Seaford High School; Joe Brake, BBBS case manager; Hailley Baker, Indian River High School; and Ray Quillen, BBBS program coordinator.


Girls on the Run received a grant from the YPB. Girls on the Run is a nonprofit program for girls in the third through eighth grades whose mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Shown at the presentation are (l-r) Genevieve Afrifa, Cape Henlopen HighSchool; Kim Chitty, Girls on the Run executive director; Matt Kane, Cape Henlopen High School; and Jane Castle, Girls on the Run program director. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
The Delaware Adolescent Program Inc. received a grant from the board. DAPI is the only statewide comprehensive school-based program in the nation that serves pregnant and parenting teens and their families. DAPI serves the community with the following programs: academic instruction, social services, child care and medical services. Shown presenting the grant are (l-r) Danielle Glenn, Woodbridge High School; Kim Trivits, DAPI Sussex County center director; Susan Carmine, administrative assistant; Jodi Murro, nurse educator; and Grant Pollack, Seaford High School. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
As the leading advocate for women in Delaware, YWCA Delaware empowers women politically, financially and socially, while fostering the confidence and "can do attitude" needed to eliminate barriers and overcome life's obstacles.  Available to all ages, classes, races and religions, YWCA Delaware provides a safe, respectful, welcoming environment where every woman finds the support and inspiration to reach her potential. YWCA Delaware received a grant to support Seaford High School College Access Mentoring Program. Shown at the presentation are Sequoia Bernard, left, Delmar High School; and Shannon Sampere, Sussex youth advisor. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Abbott's Mill Nature Center received a grant to help fund its after-school program with Milford's Kids Inc. Abbott's Mill teaches children about science through its interactive programs. Shown at the presentation are (l-r) Alyssa Moore, Sussex Central High School; Jason Beale, Abbott’s Mill Nature Center manager; Vanessa Ortiz-Roblero, Sussex Technical High School; and Blanca Perez, Sussex Technical High School. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
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