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DCF Youth Philanthropy Board presents grants

BY STEVEN BILLUPS
April 20, 2014

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.