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Mayor's Time Public Service/Public Safety Academies

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2004, $247,369)

Mayor's Time, in collaboration with Detroit Public Schools, Detroit Police, Fire/EMS, and Wayne County Community College, will implement Public Safety/Service Academies in an effort to expose 150 high school youth (between 10th and 12th grade) to career opportunities in public safety and public service. The program goals are to enhance urban youths' career prospects and job skills, while encouraging community involvement. Operating as a "school within a school," students will enroll in a series of vocational courses taught by experienced public servants in addition to taking Detroit Public Schools core classes. Mayor's Time will report on performance outputs such as student attendance in programs; ability to use equipment and tools common to public service jobs; and completion of certification in CPR and First Aid. Performance measures will include student graduation rates and number of students who choose to pursue a public service career.NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 16, 2004