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Flight Program receives $9,000 foundation grant

Boiling Springs, Pa. (Saturday August 23, 2014)

The Flight Program, a Diakon service that provides guidance and mentoring for young men who have aged out of traditional county-funded youth services but need continuing support to remain successful in life, has received a $9,000 grant from the Alexander Stewart, M.D., Foundation.

The grant, in effect from July 1 through June 30, 2015, will support Flight’s service to three Shippensburg-area young adults from Cumberland and Franklin counties. This is the second year the foundation has awarded a grant to Flight and the current award represents a $1,000 increase over last year's grant.

A component of Diakon Youth Services, Flight is based at the Diakon Wilderness Center near Boiling Springs, Pa. A recipient of a regional award for innovative non-profit services, the Flight Program typically has 100% of its participants enrolled in college or trade school or working full-time. Participants also take part in extensive community service activities, including volunteering with orphanages in Haiti.

For further information, please contact:
William Swanger, M.A., APR
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications
Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries
(717) 795-0308
E-mail: swangerb@diakon.org

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