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The Young Leaders Delinquency and Victimization Prevention Program for At-Risk Girls

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $200,000)

The Young Leaders mentorship program will recruit and train college women to lead Girl Scout programs for girls, aged 5-17 who reside in the District of Columbia, live in low-income areas and may be at-risk of engaging in delinquent activities or becoming victims of crime. This program is based on the fundamentals of Girl Scouting and will promote age-appropriate after school programming to build character, confidence, courage, and educational skills in a safe, all-girl environment. NCA/NCF

The Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital (GSCNC) seeks funding to support the council's Young Leaders Mentorship Program, which trains college women to lead Girl Scout programs as mentors to local girls who live in low-income areas and may be risk for delinquent activities or becoming victims of delinquency or other criminal activity. Evaluation tools such as pre-and post-surveys for girls, reports and feedback from mentors and reports and feedback from school administrators, will measure the output and outcomes of the Young Leaders Mentorship Program. Indicators may include improvement in grades, classroom participation and attendance; a decrease in negative and antisocial behavior and/or disciplinary actions; an improvement in self-confidence; and sustained participation in Girl Scout programs. NCA/NCF

Date Created: April 5, 2007