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youth under the age of 18 were arrested in the past year 

31990

of those youth committed burglary

19200

of those youth committed robbery

98490

of those youth committed drug related offenses

Over 70% arrested were Black or Latino. 

The Anomaly project is a peer leadership and mentoring program that promotes high achievement though academics and entrepreneurship as a way of decreasing adolescent and juvenile crime.   The program serves minority males between their freshman and senior years of high-school.  With a primary focus in Wilmington, Delaware, these young men are additionally selected from other parts of New Castle County based on recommendations from family, friends, educators, parishioners and leaders from their communities.  They represent the statistically disenfranchised families traditionally perceived to be of low income single family households.

Application Process

  • Resident of Wilmington, Delaware or surrounding areas within New Castle County
  • Between the ages of 13-18
  • Being raised in a single family household
  • Parent/Guardian of applicant required to attend Orientation Seminar prior to the program start date
  • Application requires a Video Submission.(YouTube/Google Account Required: Requirements for video will be set upon receipt of application.)

Application Process will begin September 30, 2019

The program opens with a weekend camping trip to the Resort at Masseys Landing RV Retreat and Campground during which the young men are exposed to interactive workshops that focus on the importance of personal health and responsibility, team building, critical thinking and achieving ones dreams.  Throughout the camp and year long program the young men will be introduced and paired with positive and professional role models from business owners, educators, to scientists and law enforcement.  

THE 2020 MENTORS COHORT INCLUDE:

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Verlin J. Alexander, III, MS
Founder & Executive Director, Future Promises Foundation, Inc.
Michael O. Cannon
Associate Scientist, Johnson & Johnson
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Vernon Gibson, II
Owner, G&G Moving / Gibson Properties
Ivan Thomas
Station Manager, DETV Channel 28

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