Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2001, $209,990)
Project summary for 2001-JG-FX-0026
New Beginnings Behavioral Health Services Inc. will work closely with three school districts supporting this program and provide the target population the following intervention services through mentoring: a) guidance; b) promote personal and social responsibility; c) increase school participation; d) discourage use of illegal drugs and firearms; 4) violence prevention; 5) discourage involvement in gangs and other delinquent activities; and 6) prevent early childhood pregnancies. The target population will be youth ages 10-17. The implementation of JUMP will open doors of opportunity and enrichment by allowing at-risk students to have positive experiences outside their norms.
Mentors will be recruited (21 years and older) through a variety of venues. They will be from the business community, nonprofit organizations, churches, law enforcement agencies and courts. Each participant will mentor only one child, on a one-to-one basis, no less than 1-2 hours per week, for a period of at least 1 year.