Governor’s Weekly Message: Providing Positive Experiences for Delaware Youth

In his weekly message, filmed at the Walnut Street YMCA, Governor Markell touts the after-school and summer programs available to Delaware youth – and the positive impact the programs have on their overall well-being.

“Research shows they improve academic performance, reduce drop-out rates and depression, improve self-control and self-esteem, and prevent risky behaviors such as drug and alcohol use,” said Governor Markell. “By working to provide all of our youth a safe and healthy environment to learn and be active inside and outside of school, we’ll keep Delaware moving forward.”

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 Transcript of the Governor’s Weekly Message: Providing Positive Experiences for Delaware Youth