The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has awarded Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Master of Catholic Leadership Program an $80,000 grant.
The money will be used to address suicide among Native American youth living on reservations.
Native American suicide has spiked since 1999, with increases of 139 percent for women, according to the CDC.
The efforts were spearheaded by Tiffany Boury, the director of Masters in Catholic Leadership at Franciscian University.
The money will be utilized over the next 2 years to complete this mission of helping others outside of the Steubenville community.