Description of original award (Fiscal Year 1999, $199,697)
PROJECT SUMMARY FOR 1999-JG-FX-0001
Arizona Cactus Pine Girl Scout Council, Inc., in collaboration with the University of Arizona, Maricopa County Cooperative Extension and Hamilton Elementary School proposes to establish a new mentoring program for girls in gardes 1-3. This program is intended to increase academic performance, reduce the drop out rate, and decrease delinquency behavior.
Mentors will be recruited from Arizona Cactus Pine Girl Scout Council, Inc. volunteers, the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, the community colleges and professional women associations in the area. Mentors are mentees will meet after school, at least once a week for two hours. The girls will participate in the Girl Scouting, 4-H and field trips, as well as Family Community Leadership training. In addition, each month, their will be a family night with the mentee and their parents.