From left to right: Fred Whittet, Grand Harbor Community Outreach Philanthropy Committee member; Susan Hunt, YG Public Relations Specialist; Greg Miller, YG Board Vice Chair; and Marna Huber, GHCOP Committee member.

Vero Beach – At a recent celebratory breakfast, members of the Grand Harbor Community Outreach Program (GHCOP) awarded a grant to Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy.

According to Felix Cruz, Youth Guidance Executive Director, “We are delighted to be one of the recipients receiving a grant. It will enable us to fulfill our commitment to enhance our Mentoring Academy concept with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and math-based programs, which maintain the core academy elements of mentoring and social skills development.”

At the breakfast, the GHCOP Board awarded grants to 34 non-profit agencies serving residents of Indian River County, totaling $410,150. GHOP’s theme continues to be, “providing hope and help to our neighbors in need so they can lift themselves out of poverty.” 

About Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy
In fulfilling its mission, Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy (YG) is dedicated to enriching the lives of Indian River County youth through mentoring relationships that inspire trust, self-esteem, and positive futures. To learn more about YG, please call 772.492.3933 or visit

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