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Multiple Solutions Safe Havens Replication Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $3,000,000)

The Milton S. Eisenhower Foundation seeks to address the multiplicity of needs within impoverished communities by replicating scientifically proven model programs in locations around the country. These 'multiple solutions' programs are designed to create multiple positive outcomes among at-risk children, youth, families and ex-offenders and within targeted communities. The models to be replicated are described below.

Youth Safe Haven-Police Ministations that integrate the American after school Youth Safe Haven concept with the Japanese police 'koban' Ministation concept. Civilian mentors and local police officers trained as mentors provide social support, education and discipline to at risk youth, aged 6-12, after school.

Safe Haven Full Service Community Schools, with local youth organization staff located in schools to deal with development and safety issues and to thereby give teachers more time to teach. Built around a strong education instructional core, such schools provide a wide range of strategies to facilitate the physical, emotional and social bases for middle school children to learn. Non-profit organizations and parents partner with principals and teachers to improve grades and keep youth out of trouble.

The Quantum Opportunities Program, the computer based remedial education, mentoring and youth leadership model for at risk high school students (aged 13 '18).

Job training, job placement and life skills training for high school dropouts, aged 16-23, modeled after refinements of the proven New York South Bronx Learning for Living model.

Demonstrations of best practice education, job training, life skills training, and job initiatives for reintegration of previously incarcerated persons.

The primary approach for monitoring and evaluating youth development is creating relational database that includes: Grades by class for each quarter or participation; school attendance, tardiness and behavior problems; program participation including participation in special activities; family characteristics, including known legal and psychological factors that may affect school performance. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 16, 2007