The CAYPP Class of 2018-2019 chose to support Suicide Prevention.
We are extremely proud of our 2018-2019 youth leaders who, after months of education and research on a myriad of topics they could address, chose to support suicide prevention. Passionate about continuing to address extremely important and tremendously stigmatized issues, the youth wanted to explore the possibility of bringing more education to their peers and use philanthropy to address such a critical need in the community. As a result, two stellar organizations were awarded grants:
Child Guidance Resource Centers (CGRC) is supporting the use of preventative health care services to address mental health conversations before they affect emotions and impact someone’s behavior. They recognize that many teens – in our community specifically – struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, and low self-esteem and their goal is to help tackle this. They will provide groups of youth, mainly 12-16, a safe environment to share their thoughts and connect with their peers. Their sessions are focused on helping youth both understand and identify their feelings which is not an easy process at all.
Minding Your Mind (MYM): The mission of MYM is to reduce the stigma and destructive behaviors associated with mental health issues and to promote help seeking behavior in youth through education. The suicide prevention programs that are provided are aimed at teachers, parents, caregivers, and administrators. The proposed outcomes and solutions of this program is for participants to better understand stigma and identify action steps to reduce stigma. We look forward to having Minding Your Mind back in our community and helping them forge lasting relationships to help many Coatesville youth in the future.
The CAYPP Class of 2018 awarded $15,000 to support mental health and substance use programs that treat individuals in a holistic and trauma-informed manner.
$10,000 – The Lincoln Center for Family & Youth for counseling for Coatesville youth.
The mission of the Lincoln Center for Family & Youth is to transform lives and communities through education, coaching and counseling.
$5,000 – The Point for youth development programs.
The mission of the The Point is to Empower youth and their families to live victoriously by offering a safe, engaging, and spirit-filled environment.
The CAYPP Class of 2017 awarded $15,000 to support local LGBTQ organizations.
$7,500 – Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center for That Ass Tho!: An LGBT Sexual Health Campaign to Increase Anal Cancer Screening Rates in the LGBT Community
$7,500 – Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania for SPOT (Space to be Proud, Open, & Together) for LGBTQ Youth in Chester County.
The CAYPP Class of 2016 awarded three Coatesville Area non-profit organizations each a $5,000 grant to continue their work creating a healthier and safer community.
$5,000 – American Red Cross’s Home Fire Preparedness Campaign to support the Home Fire Preparedness team whom will partner with the Coatesville Area Fire Departments and other volunteers to install 454 smoke detectors in Coatesville. This programming does not only reduce the number of home fire-related fatalities and injuries but it also educates the public about fire safety to prevent home fires from occurring.
$5,000 – Better Tomorrows, a social service organization located at the Regency Park Apartments to support the Youth Enrichment Program, which serves fifty youth from K through 12th grade. The Youth Enrichment Program provides programming for at-risk youth, which focuses on education, healthy lifestyles, character building, and community engagement.
$5,000 – Coatesville Kids To College to support the I-Rise Elementary Summer Program for up to 30 Coatesville Area School District elementary students in grades K-5th who are living below the economic poverty line.