Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $197,329)
Harlem RBI's Team Enrichment Program will serve 400 teenage youth in East Harlem by providing academic support, enrichment, job readiness, college preparation and sports programming. The Team Enrichment Program has three components: Team Builders, Team Works and Dream Works. Team Builders focuses on helping youth develop self-confidence along with helping them develop positive relationships with their peers through team building activities. Team Builders will help youth set and achieve goals; help youth avoid teen pregnancy, drug use and gang involvement; and it will help youth develop positive social skills. Team Works will provide job readiness skills to participating youth. Team Works will also provide youth that successfully complete the job readiness training with summer jobs with Harlem RBI corporate supporters. Dream Works will help youth prepare for entering college. Dream Works will familiarize participants with the college admissions process, entrance exams and financial aid and scholarship opportunities. All youth participate in a year-round baseball or softball team. This component helps participating youth focus on healthy physical development. The program will submit in GMS categorical progress reports that will report on seventeen (17) performance measures including; increased grades for program participants, increased positive attitudes towards school, increased positive attitudes towards peers, the number of participants accepted into college and increased knowledge of risk behaviors. NCA/NCF
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