Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $1,000,000)
Through this project, YouthPower365 will implement the The Family-Centered Youth Violence Prevention Program in order to deepen and expand existing partnerships between Eagle County School District and two local, nonprofit, community-based organizations: YouthPower365 and Mountain Youth. To expand and enhance existing youth violence prevention strategies, all three organizations will expand a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, multiagency program that develops relationships between students and schools, caregivers and schools, caregivers and community-based organizations, and caregivers and their own children. Project activities will include investing in existing partnerships to increase capacity and increasing communications between partners, students, and families to communicate behavioral issues of youth, such as violence and truancy. Expected outcomes include the hiring of a new Family Engagement Coordinator to support YouthPower365's Family Engagement Team, increased provision of services for youth and families, increased communication between schools and families, and reduction of youth violence in Eagle County. Subrecipient activities will include the hiring of a Student Engagement Coordinator for Eagle County School District to support their Prevention Coordinators and identify the top 50 most disengaged youth at two Eagle County School District high school sites, referring said youth and their families to programs to services and programs provided by partners. Subrecipient activities will also include the operation of tier-based prevention programs that engage youth and their families by local nonprofit Mountain Youth.