Santa Maria Community Services Awarded $25,000 by the Sutphin Family Foundation

Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Sutphin Family Foundation in support of its Youth Development Program.

Santa Maria Community Services’ Youth Development Program provides Lower Price Hill youth ages 10-16 with the opportunity to partake in a life/social-emotional skills groups while learning how to develop peaceful conflict resolution, peer resistance,  safety, bullying prevention, self-management, and goal-directed behavior skills. In addition to life skills development, the program focuses on youth mentoring and leadership through academic assistance and tutoring, age-specific activities, personal responsibility, and optimistic thinking skills. Participants have opportunities to engage in community-service projects, and each child’s family is linked to resources that promote family stability while addressing concerns that threaten or hinder the family’s well-being. The Youth Development Program welcomes all Price Hill youth to learn how to be more successful in school and in life.

“This generous grant from the Sutphin Family Foundation will be used for enhancing academic and life success of youth in Lower Price Hill,” said Santa Maria President and CEO, H.A. Musser, Jr. “Santa Maria’s youth team changes lives by resolving issues related to school, social culture, and family life. We are very appreciative of The Sutphin Family Foundation’s support in these endeavors.”