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Rural Cross-Age Mentoring Pilot Project - Plumas County

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $500,000)

Plumas Rural Services (PRS), Women's Mountain Passages (Passages) and the Plumas Unified School District (PUSD) have joined together to increase internal and external assets in the county's youth as a strategy to reduce youth consumption and abuse of alcohol and other substances and decrease violence. Through the Strengthening Assets through Mentoring (SAM) Program, the collaborative partners aim to identify the most at-risk students and provide them with cross-age peer mentoring, to include both educational and social activities. SAM will achieve the following goals for children with the highest need: 1) provide general guidance; 2) promote personal and social responsibility; increase participation in, and enhance the ability to benefit from, elementary and secondary education; 3) discourage illegal use of drugs and alcohol, violence, use of dangerous weapons, promiscuous behavior, and other criminal, harmful, or potentially harmful activity; and 4) encourage the setting of goals and planning for the future, including encouragement of graduation from secondary school and planning for postsecondary education or training. CA/NCF

Date Created: August 23, 2007