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Delivery of Education Tutorial Services to Children of Prisoners Located in the Gang Reduction and Intervention Program Pilot Areas

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $650,000)

The U.S. Dream Academy (USDA) was founded in 1998 with the mission to empower at-risk youth, to maximize their potential by providing them with academic, social and values' enrichment through supportive mentoring and technology. USDA proposes to provide 'early and proactive intervention' to 1,000 children of incarcerated parents as well as those falling behind in school as part of the new Department of Justice's Anti-Gang Initiative. This initiative will focus on three strategies in the fight against gangs: 'prevention, prosecution and prisoner re-entry.' The Academy will work with this initiative to reduce gang activities in three targeted locations. These areas will be determined after the Academy meet with the representatives from the anti-gang initiative.

USDA will use extensive personalized learning strategies delivered by a web-deployable, self-paced instructional platform, developed by the Academy's information technology partner. USDA will use 'InspireWorks' as a method of collecting data on its program effort. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 14, 2006