Sixteen Kent County high school seniors and juniors will be philanthropists this year through the Delaware Community Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Board.

Sixteen Kent County high school seniors and juniors will be philanthropists this year through the Delaware Community Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Board.

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 are available at delcf.org/grants this month and will be due in December.

Students are Andy Chen, Eryne Jenkins and DyShere Logan, of Caesar Rodney High School; Cassidy Bennetti and Ali Guckes, of Dover High School; Elle Harden and Christie Little, of Lake Forest High School; Margaret Amory and Darby Brennan, of Milford High School; Tara Bond and Charlie Stephan, of Polytech High School; Justin Nash, Savannah Poorman and Meghan Yerkes, of Smyrna High School; and Nick Olsen and Therese Sandusky, of St. Thomas More Academy.