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To provide after-school and summer programming for African-American girls ages 6 to 14 years old, from predominately low-income familes that reside with a single parent.

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2004, $197,890)

Girls Incorporated of Huntsville, AL will offer mother/daughter workshops and a family skills training program to young African-American girls between the ages of 6 to 14, and their families. The girls primarily reside in single-parent homes, most often with female heads of household. Girls, Inc. will also implement several national, research-based Girls Inc. curricula, and activities that address child maltreatment, violence and heavy drinking. Girls, Inc.'s goals are to: 1) strengthen family relationships of program participants; 2) help girls acquire resiliency skills; and 3) delay the use of harmful substances such as drugs and alcohol among participants. The grantee will utilize standard prevention measurement instruments, pre-post testing, attendance records and other tools to track program progress. Girls, Inc. will assess program impact on substance abuse, conduct disorders, depression, increased parenting skills, family relationships, resilience skills and confidence to identify and avoid dangerous and/or violent situations. The grantee will report progress to OJJDP in their Categorical Assistance Progress Reports. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 16, 2004