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Positive Steps After School Program: Improving Outcomes for At-Risk Children and Youth

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $49,361)

The Positive Steps After School Program (PSAS), by providing adult supervision and additional learning opportunities outside of the traditional school day, seeks to improve academic achievement, decrease violent behavior, and affect a better attitude toward school by deterring students from juvenile crime. The project's principal activity will be the operation of a reading tutorial program for twenty 6th grade students who live in public housing, attend Marshall Middle School, and are at-risk for academic failure in reading. The project will offer tutorials four days a week for nine (9) months. Pre and post tests, reading observation logs, and tutor reading participation track sheets will be the instruments used to measure student progress. A total of five volunteers will be recruited to tutor students in reading, both one-to-one and in small group settings. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 7, 2006