Thirty-two New Castle County high school students will experience being philanthropists this year through the Delaware Community Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Board.

The New Castle County YPB, like its counterparts in Kent and Sussex counties, includes students from public, private and parochial schools.

The DCF gives the New Castle County students $15,000 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 will be available at in December and due in January.

“The Youth Philanthropy Board program does more than give kids the chance to make a difference,” DCF President & CEO Stuart Comstock-Gay said. “It gets them out into the community to experience firsthand the impact their work has on people’s lives.”