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August Events for Delaware Youth

Written on: July 26th, 2017 in CommunityPrevention

The Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth, and their Families (DSCYF), is sponsoring several events the first week in August. These events are sure to fill August with fun and excitement for Delaware’s young people.

The Delaware Independent Living Program invites current and former foster youth aged 14 years and older to attend the 15th Annual Youth Advisory Council Conference on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. The conference will be held at Delaware State University (Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Center), in Dover.  There is no cost to attend.

Workshops will focus on communication, anger management, conflict resolution, building self-esteem, team building and much more.  It will be a fun day!

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The popular Delaware Teen Idol competition returns to downtown Wilmington’s Playhouse on Rodney Square on Friday, August 4, 2017.  Youth from all over the state will sing and dance their hearts out as they perform original songs, poetry, rap, dance, and spoken word.  All performances at this family friendly event will encourage youth to engage in healthy lifestyle behaviors, and to stay away from drugs, violence and criminal behavior.  This year’s special guest judge is Delaware’s own Nadjah Nicole, who was a contestant on NBC’s The Voice.  For tickets and more information, please visit


The Delaware Prevention Coalition will present Teen Summit – Hollywood Invades Delaware on Saturday, August 5, 2017, 8:30am to 4:00pm at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington. The Summit is free for youth to attend, and is geared toward ages 13-17 for a day of workshops, fun, and celebrities. Youth attendees will participate in work groups to discuss contemporary issues affecting today’s adolescents.  Workshops will focus on bully prevention, building self-esteem, gun violence, and a variety of additional hot-button issues.  Please visit for more information.





The week wraps up Saturday night, August 5, 2017 with the Duffy’s Hope 15th Annual Celebrity Basketball Game.  Held this year at the University of Delaware’s Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, the annual game promotes the importance of adult involvement in the lives of youth and the need for continual financial support of youth based programs.

Over the years, the star-studded event has featured celebrity guests including singer/actress Brandi; teen sports star Mo’Ne Davis; actress/singer Zendaya; singer LeToya Luckett; actor Wesley Jonathan; media personality Quincy Harris; actress Raven Simone; actress Nia Long; actor Lance Gross; and actor/author Hill Harper. For tickets please visit Tip off is at 5:00pm.

We hope you join us, and our community-based partners, for one or more of these exciting events!

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