GEORGETOWN, Del. – Twenty Sussex 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 Kent County, the Sussex County YPB includes students from public, private and parochial schools. The DCF gives the Sussex 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 January.
“The DCF sponsors the Youth Philanthropy Boards every year to engage Delaware’s future philanthropists and nonprofit leaders,” said Bill Allan, DCF Senior Vice President for Southern Delaware. “The students 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 in life at this young age.”
2016-17 Sussex County YPB (pictured left to right)
|Nyra Giles||Junior||Laurel High School|
|Isaac O’Neal||Junior||Delmar High School|
|Hector Herrera||Junior||Sussex Academy|
|Olivia Anderson||Senior||Delmarva Christian High School|
|Nathanael Riddle||Senior||Sussex Academy|
|Sarah Spicer||Senior||Cape Henlopen High School|
|Andrew Evan||Junior||Sussex Central High School|
|Anna Ives-Michener||Junior||Cape Henlopen High School|
|Josh Bredbenner||Junior||Worcester Preparatory School|
|Kelly Velasquez-Perez||Senior||Seaford High School|
|Kaitlyn McKinney||Junior||Seaford High School|
|Kristin Esterly||Junior||Woodbridge High School|
|Collin Birl||Senior||Cape Henlopen High School|
|Karen Ventura-Lopez||Junior||Sussex Central High School|
|TyAnna Handy||Senior||Laurel High School|
|Brittany Ritter||Senior||Sussex Tech High School|
|Amy Green||Senior||Woodbridge High School|
|Kasiyah Tatem||Junior||Sussex Tech High School|
|McKenna White||Junior||Delmarva Christian High School|