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Wayne County Mentoring Initiative

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $690,650)

Wayne County will partner with Michigan State University Cooperative Extension to implement a 4H mentoring initiative that will target 100 10- 17 at risk youth from low income areas in Detroit. Michigan State University will identify 25 adults to mentor either in a one to one relationship or in a small group of four. The grantee will report the number of matches made and will report on the following performance measures 1) improved academic performance 2) improved adult and peer relationships 3) reduced delinquency rates 4) increased work force development skills.NCA/NCF

The Wayne County Department of Children and Family Services and Michigan State University Extension will establish a youth mentoring program to serve approximately 40 currently undeserved, at-risk youth in the Greater Detroit area. This initiative will enlist 40 adults to be one to one or small group mentors to approximately 40 low-income, at-risk youth aged 10-17 during out of school hours. It will emphasize helping young people improve their academic performance, improve relationships with peers and adults, reduce school delinquency rates, and develop skills that will prepare them for successful futures in the work force. The work proposed by this project will provide a strong foundation of on-going efforts in Wayne County to ensure that age appropriate and culturally competent services and resources are available for youth.


Date Created: September 19, 2005