Sixteen Kent County high school seniors and juniors will experience the joys and challenges of being philanthropists this year through the Delaware Community Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Board (YPB).
Like its counterparts in New Castle and Sussex County, the Kent County YPB includes students from public, private and parochial schools. The DCF gives the Kent County students $10,000 to award to local charities. The students work together to choose a focus area, solicit and review grant applications, conduct site visits, and decide how to distribute the money to have the greatest impact.
Grant applications will be available at delcf.org/grants in November and due in December.
“The DCF’s Youth Philanthropy Board is one of the most fun and effective programs we run in the community,” said Rebecca Elzey, vice president of development for Central Delaware. “The students learn to see the needs in their communities and work hard to find ways to prioritize and address those needs. It gives the students a unique experience they would not otherwise have at this young age.”
2016-17 Kent County YPB (as pictured left to right)
|Charlie Stephan||Senior||Polytech High School|
|Eryne Jenkins||Junior||Caesar Rodney High School|
|Nick Olsen||Junior||St. Thomas More Academy|
|Andy Chen||Junior||Caesar Rodney High School|
|Christie Little||Senior||Lake Forest High School|
|DyShere Logan||Senior||Caesar Rodney High School|
|Tara Bond||Junior||Polytech High School|
|Justin Nash||Senior||Smyrna High School|
|Meghan Yerkes||Senior||Smyrna High School|
|Margaret Amory||Senior||Milford High School|
|Ali Guckes||Junior||Dover High School|
|Cassidy Bennetti||Senior||Dover High School|
|Savannah Poorman||Junior||Smyrna High School|
|Darby Brennan||Junior||Milford High School|
|Elle Harden||Junior||Lake Forest High School|
|Therese Sadusky||Senior||St. Thomas More Academy|