Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $49,361)
Invest in Youth (IIY) is a prevention program designed for disadvantaged and at-risk youth ages 11-14. Program components target academic, social, problem-solving, and life skills. The goals of IIY include: preventing participants from becoming involved with the juvenile justice system; improving academic and social skills; keeping participants in school; and preventing teen pregnancy.
- Expansion of ENOUGH. services to Hennepin and Anoka Counties to support girls involved in the juvenile justice system
- Reach and Rise Group Mentoring
- Volunteers of America, Utah Amplified Mentoring Program, which provides group and one-to-one mentoring strategies for youth impacted by opioid misuse and substance abuse.