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Young philanthropists award $15K to Kent & Sussex children’s mental health programs

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LaEsperanza Grant
La Esperanza receives a $10,000 grant.

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.

Delaware Guidance Grant
Delaware Guidance receives a $5,000 grant.

For more information, contact Shannon Owens, chair of Next Gen South’s grants committee, at 302.856.9568 or [email protected].