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New Kent & Sussex Youth Philanthropy Boards Selected

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Thirty-nine Kent and Sussex County high school seniors and juniors will experience the triumphs and challenges of being philanthropists this year through the Delaware Community Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Board (YPB).

Like their counterpart in New Castle County, the Kent and Sussex County YPBs include students from public, private and parochial schools. The DCF gives the Kent and Sussex County student boards $10,000 each 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 in early December and will be due in January.

“The Youth Philanthropy Board program does more than give kids the chance to make a difference,” DCF President & CEO Stuart Comstock-Gay said. “It gets them out into the community to experience firsthand the impact their work has on people’s lives.”

This year’s Kent and Sussex YPB participants are:

Kent County (Listed per photo) 

Kent County YPB

Brianna Altidor, Senior, St. Thomas More
Charles Washington, IV, Junior, Calvary Christian
Christie Mele, Senior, Milford
Hawwa Ahmad-Statts, Junior, Lake Forest
Selena Washington, Senior, Calvary Christian
Allison Benton, Junior, Milford
Rachel Taylor, Senior, Lake Forest
Julia Brown, Junior, Smyrna
Micaela Maxwell, Senior, Caesar Rodney
Sophia Demarco, Junior, Smyrna
Mia Davis, Senior, Smyrna
Madison Kibler, Junior, Polytech
Sydne Jenkins, Junior, Caesar Rodney
Maddy Zeno, Junior, Dover
Conner Cooper, Senior, Caesar Rodney
Kaitlyn Crowe, Senior, Dover
Nicholas Relova, Junior, St. Thomas More

Not Pictured:
Ruth Bermudez-Roman, Junior, Polytech

Sussex County (Listed per attached photo)

Sussex County YPB

Back Row:
Sophia Ludt, Junior, Worcester Prep
Emma Evan, Junior, Sussex Central High School
Molly Martiner, Senior, Sussex Academy
Adam Meacci, Junior, Cape Henlopen High School
Camden Keeler, Junior, Sussex Central High School
Daniel Koval, Junior, Delmar High School
Kara Shallis, Senior, Sussex Tech
Alastornia Swift, Junior, Woodbridge High School
Shannon O’Hara, Senior, Sussex Tech
Nick Phillips, Junior, Seaford High School
Maddie Betts, Senior, Cape Henlopen High School
Marley Fishburn, Senior, Seaford High School,
Kathryn Marini, Senior, Worcester Prep

Front Row:
Danielle Morelli, Senior, Delmar High School
Kaylee Hall, Senior, Indian River School
Macee Turnbaugh, Junior, Laurel High School
Sarai Vicente, Junior, Indian River High School

Not shown:
Taylor Dade, Senior, Cape Henlopen High School
Noah Rimmer, Senior, Delmarva Christian Academy
Leah Schlabach, Junior, Delmarva Christian Academy
Alex Reyes, Senior, Sussex Academy