TD Charitable Foundation Awards Millhill Child & Family Development Grant for Trenton PEERS and Trenton Area Stakeholders

Photo Caption: Sergio Iacovitti, Senior Private Client Relationship Manager, Michael Carbone, Regional President,  Joe Tredinnick, Regional Vice President, Pammi Jaggi, Vice President, Store Manager, Robert Curley, South Jersey Market President

TRENTON, NJ (November 1, 2017) – Millhill Child & Family Development recently received a grant from TD Charitable Foundation to support the Trenton PEERS and Trenton Area Stakeholders programs.  This is the second year the TD Charitable Foundation is supporting our Youth Services programs providing support for our Summer Youth Employment program last summer.

The Trenton PEERS (Performing, Educating, and Engaging about Responsible Strategies) is a year-round peer education, mentoring and support group made up of two mixed gender teams of young adults, ages 13 – 18.   The goal of the program is to empower the Trenton PEERS to realize their potential by providing year round life skills education, leadership training, and college preparation in a supportive environment.  The PEERS serve as positive role models in their community and provide potentially life-saving presentations to hundreds of adolescent peers in Trenton.

“The Trenton PEERS are truly ecstatic about the investment TD Charitable Foundation has made to one of our most celebrated youth development programs.  Their contribution will help expand the programming and opportunities our teenagers can be exposed,” explains Michelle Thompkins, Associate Director of Youth Services.

Trenton Area Stakeholders (TAS) is comprised primarily of leaders from organizations throughout Mercer County that provide an array of services to or are committed to improving the lives of underserved youth and families.  There are more than 900 TAS members that represent more than 300 organizations in Mercer County and throughout the state. TAS is stewarded by Millhill and provides an ongoing forum to foster collaborations and the necessary dialogue to strengthen Greater Trenton.

The TD Charitable Foundation will be sponsoring the next Trenton Area Stakeholders meeting hosted by Greater Trenton at Old Masonic Temple 100 Barracks Street Trenton, NJ on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. For more information or to register please contact bjackson@millhillcenter.org.

TD Charitable Foundation is committed to improving access to safe, clean affordable housing, economic development, educational opportunities for community members, and the provision of basic human needs when otherwise unattainable. They foster and create collaborative opportunities that bring community partners together for the enrichment of communities where we live and serve. The thoughtful and meaningful disbursement of TDCF funds work to serve as a catalyst for the betterment of local communities.

Millhill Child & Family Development Corporation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping families in Greater Trenton through educational, counseling and family support services spanning from an early age to adult.  Founded in 1971, Millhill serves more than 5,000 individuals in the community with the help of dedicated staff, volunteers and financial contributors.  We empower lives using an approach that is both individualized and collaborative taking into account the dynamics of the whole family.  Services are offered at 101 Oakland Street and 802 Prospect Street in Trenton, NJ.  For more information about our programs, please visit www.millhillcenter.org or call (609) 989-7333.

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