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Vision Youth Program: Transforming the Lives of At-Risk Youth

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2003, $993,500)

This project will support Vision Youth, a program that equips high risk youth (ages 6-18) with improved academic and life skills and increased developmental assets. The Vision Youth program includes personal and academic mentoring, character education, and life skills training. Family services include parent groups, consulations and referrals to services. Funds will be used to support activities in both Appalachia (Barbour County, WV) and the Seattle/Tacoma, WA communities. Specific activities include hiring a national education consultant to enhance the educational component of the Vision Youth program, and establishing a youth vocational training center in Appalachia.


Date Created: September 29, 2003