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STOP the Violence-Students Taking on Prevention. A youth violence prevention project of FCCLA, using peer education to empower youth to recognize, report, and reduce violence.
Federal Agency: DOJ-O

Award Information

Award #
2003-SI-FX-K001
Location
Awardee County
Fairfax County
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2003
Total funding (to date)
$966,114

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2003, $496,750)

Award Project Description
This project titled "Stop the Violence" is a student-created, student-led, and student-focused violence prevention initiative to enable young people to recognize, report, and reduce the potential for violence in their schools and communities.

NCA/NCF

The purpose of this student-created, student-led, and student-focused violence prevention initiative is to enable young people to recognize, report, and reduce the potential for violence and bullying in their schools and communities.

Continued expansion of STOP the Violence will be accomplished through the successful network of members and advisers already established in communities throughout the nation. FCCLA has nearly 227,000 members in 7,500 rural, suburban and urban chapters in all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. FCCLA promotes leadership experiences and student decision-making opportunities through the Family and Consumer Sciences education program.

NCA/NCF

This project will focus on the continued expansion of STOP the Violence Program and will be accomplished through the successful network of FCCLA members and advisers already established in communities throughout the nation.

FCCLA has more than 220,000 members in 7,200 rural, suburban, and urban chapters in all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. FCCLA promotes leadership experiences and student decision-making opportunities through the Family and Consumer Sciences Education program.

Teams of local FCCLA members and adult advisers who are trained to conduct STOP the Violence in their FCCLA chapters direct the project. Training for local leaders is delivered during experiential events designed to enable and empower students toward action. Training provides participants with skills, attitudes, and resources necessary to reduce school violence and bullying. As concepts are introduced, young people identify problems, explore solutions, and develop action plans for their local schools and communities. This grassroots approach is a key component of STOP the Violence. Just as youth violence issues and crime rates vary from community to community, so must prevention efforts vary, and be adapted to each specific situation by the young people most influenced by the problem.NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 29, 2003