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The Mary Mitchell Family and Youth Center After School Youth Program.

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $394,657)

The Mary Mitchell Family and Youth Center will operate an after-school drop in center. The center will serve 150 youth in the Bronx, and offer activities such as martial arts, computer technology, dance, sports, art and literacy. The goal of the program is to provide productive activities for area youth to do in their spare time, which will help them succeed in school and in life. The Center will report on performance measures including program attendance rates, satisfaction surveys, and the rates at which assignments are completed by participants. NCA/NCF

The Mary Mitchell Family and Youth Center Inc will continue to provide after school and out of school activities for 150 youth ages 8 to 18. The activities will include tutoring, recreation, and computer skills training. During the school year the program will provide children between 8 and 13 with a supervised environment from 3pm to 6pm. Teen programs will be offered year-round from 6pm until 9pm. The program will report performance measures that include 1) the increased learning as measured by assignment completions and grade improvement 2) recreational achievement through performances and recitals 3) acquisition of technical skills through increased proficiency in elements of computer knowledge. Performance measures for the program include attendance, completion of assignments, and feedback by staff and participants. NCA/NCF

The Mary Mitchell Family and Youth Center will focus on the importance of after school activities for children and teens in preventing high risk behavior. The Crotona section of the Bronx is located in the most impoverished Congressional District in the country. The community is comprised of 33% children under the age of 18 and half of the households with children are run by single parents, (2000 Census). The Mary Mitchell Family and Youth Center's After School Program will ensure that 100 youth have a safe environment after school and access to activities to develop learning skills in martial arts, computer technology, dance, photography, sports, art and reading literacy. Progress will be measured by the number of participants attending the program, completing assignments, and achieving benchmarks. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 13, 2005