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Summer Stars Teen Program

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $147,996)

The goals of this program is to divert at-risk youth from negative societal influences such as gangs, substance abuse by improving their school attendance, academics, self-esteem, and personal relationships. Peer Mentors provide them with positive role modeling to become successful adults who can make positive contributions in their community; providing outreach, information, referral and support system to high-risk youth. Detailed goals are to provide each Peer Mentor with the opportunity to learn job skills that will increase their qualifications to set career goals and eventually secure future employment in a said specified vocation; to develop inter-personal skills in Peer Mentor, that will increase their confidence in interacting with students, including resolving conflict, setting limits, and problem solving/decision making needed to maintain safety among students at the Resource Centers; and to increase positive attitudes regarding school attendance, academic grade improvement, self-esteem, and attitudes regarding risky behaviors among Mentees in the program being mentored by the Peer Mentors. The ultimate outcome is to reduce juvenile delinquency among the youth mentored, the program will accomplish intermediate measurable goals with both Mentors and Mentees.NCA/NCF

The primary purpose of the Milwaukee Public Schools - Recreation Division (MPS-Rec) 2007 Summer Star Teen Program is to provide safe, adult-supervised, recreational and enrichment activities to 2,500 teenage youth who reside in two Milwaukee's most demanding neighborhoods. The MPS-Recreation will implement the following program goals: Provide recreational/enrichment programming for 2500 teenage youth; collaborate with 15 non-profit community-based youth service agencies to serve as Summar Stars support sites; co-sponsor Summer Stars teen events/activities at program support sites; engage youth in a leadership development structure; and reduce regional area juvenile criminal activity by 2%. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 13, 2005