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No Workshops...No Jumpshots

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $98,664)

The Edgewater Systems for Balanced Living's No Workshops' No Jumpshots program will provide assessment services, weekly workshops, sports activities (used as incentives for participating in the workshops) and employment services for 50 academically underperforming youths ages 13-18 from Gary, Indiana. Goals of the program include helping the participants succeed in school and give them life and job skills. Edgewater Systems will report on performance measures including improved academic performance, reduced suspension and drop-out rates, increased enrollment in college, and participant satisfaction.NCA/NCF

Edgewater Systems for Balanced Living will implement the No Workshops'No Jumpshots prevention and intervention program targeting at-risk youth age 13-18 in Gary, Indiana. The primary goals are to 1) increase academic achievement and attainment; and 2) decrease school suspensions and dropout rates of participating youth. The primary activities will be 1) workshops (life skills, tutoring, teamwork exercises, individual and group counseling, violence prevention, conflict resolution, and stress management); 2) presentations from local college and professional athletes; and 3) internships.
The program seeks to increase the capacity of 50 potentially problem youth between 13 and 18 years of age to develop acceptable behaviors in the individual, family, school, and community life domains.NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 6, 2005