The Next Generation – Southern Delaware (Next Gen South) has awarded $15,000 in grants to organizations serving the mental health needs of youth in Kent and Sussex counties.
At a grants ceremony Thursday, Dec. 10, at the Rookery North in Milford, Next Gen South awarded $5,000 to Delaware Guidance Services for Children and Youth, Inc., and $10,000 to La Esperanza.
Delaware Guidance Services will use its grant to provide individual and group outpatient counseling services to low-income children and families at the first signs of trouble.
La Esperanza will use its grant to provide violence-prevention education in the community through an evidence-based program called Joven Noble, which targets Hispanic boys, 10-17. Its goal is to reduce and prevent community violence, unwanted pregnancies, substance abuse and relationship violence.
For more information, contact Shannon Owens, chair of Next Gen South’s grants committee, at 302.856.9568 or Shannon@Sussexattorney.com.