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Year-round mentoring, support and enrichment program for children with incarcerated parents

Award Information

Award #
2003-JS-FX-0055
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2003
Total funding (to date)
$397,400

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2003, $397,400)

Project Avary goal is to break the cycle of violence and incarceration by targeting children ages 8-12 years of age whose parents are imprisoned or involved with the criminal justice system. The program consists of a summer camp and adventure days and provides these children with social skill development, life skills, creative arts, physical fitness, nutrition, natural history and environmental education. Staff and volunteers are trained in mediation, conflict resolution, violence prevention and anger management with a special emphasis on racial, ethnic and gender. Project Avary develops a supportive, caring milieu in which these children can overcome adversity and develop better coping skills, teamwork and interdependence between youth and adults.

NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 14, 2003