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Project Learn

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $98,723)

Children and youth residing in Community Boards 9 and 10 in Harlem, the central service area of the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem, face many barriers to success and experience many risk factors for delinquency: A community characterized by economic instability; broken families; underachieving schools; high drop out rates, and teen unemployment. In this challenging environment, young people are constantly presented with opportunities to engage in high-risk behaviors that can have devastating long-term consequences. Project Learn prevention program seeks to reduce risk factors in the lives of young people by strengthening family and community support networks, and increasing participants' self esteem, school success, and life skills. Project Learn helps students set goals, and delivers best practice interventions including intensive academic instruction, individual tutoring, homework assistance, and life skills training, conducted in an environment of increased parent and community support. Project Learn will serve 75 children and youth ages 5-14 and will operate throughout the school year. Participants' progress will be measured using school reports and records; student and parent surveys; documentation of students' behavior, and interviews with teachers, guidance counselors, and parents. BGCH will track the progress of program participants for a year after completion of the program. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 8, 2006