Today D-Patrick Boonville Ford presented a check for $1,000 to Youth First, Inc. for support of programs and services in Warrick County schools. During the month of March, D-Patrick Boonville Ford awarded $10 per test drive (up to $1,000) to Youth First each time a new Ford was test driven through their “Charity Drives” Program.

“We are grateful to the D-Patrick Boonville Ford team for this generous gift and for supporting Youth First’s work in Warrick County schools. This donation allows Youth First to fulfill its mission of strengthening youth and families in our community,” states Julie Hoon, Youth First’s Vice President of Philanthropy.

So far in the 2018-19 school year, over 7,000 Warrick County students have been impacted by Youth First. There are 7 Youth First Social Workers embedded in 11 Warrick County schools as a free, onsite mental health resource for students, parents, and educators. Additionally, Youth First programs strengthen families and enhance life skills in young people by providing effective prevention strategies for youth, families, and communities.

Donations like the check from D-Patrick Boonville Ford make a lasting impact by providing life-saving help and hope. Tony Toomey, General Manager of D-Patrick Boonville Ford, explained: “We are proud to give back to our community and support Youth First through our ‘Charity Drives’ Program. Having Youth First Social Workers in Warrick County schools makes a significant impact for our community’s kids, and D-Patrick is proud to be a part of this transformational work.”