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Community Outreach Center Afterschool Program for junior/high schoolers

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $178,870)

The targeted population in the East Ramapo Central School District (ERCSD) face the barriers of: economic deprivation, family management problems and lack of positive activities. Of the wide-ranging approaches to this dilemma, after school recreation and positive youth development activities have been found to be effective in increasing academic success. (Hawkins, 2004). The Community Outreach Center (COC) project will operate an extended day after-school enrichment and remedial program to serve 60 at risk middle/high school students ages 14-17. The program will operate two hours per day, four days per week according to the school calendar. Students will receive homework assistance, a full hot supper, and supervised, enriching, extra-curricular activities with mentoring. The project will track academic and behavior improvement. The COC after-school program is designed to ensure that young people reach the academic achievement and positive youth development that are the cornerstones to success in adult years, especially for children in economically underprivileged areas and those in homes with family management problems. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 14, 2008