Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2001, $209,684)
Project summary for 2001-JG-FX-0025
Yavapai Big Brothers-Big Sisters will provide one-on-one mentoring to 150 to 180 local youth at risk of educational failure, dropping out of school, and/or involvement in delinquent activities. Entitled JUMPSTART, mentoring activities will focus on learning of life skills to achieve the goals of reducing juvenile delinquency, gang participation and substance abuse and improving academic performance. The target population includes students attending 8 elementary schools in Yavapai County, Arizona. The age range of mentees is 6 to 15 years of age. Mentoring will be provided in the school as well as the community.