Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $89,435)
The Youth Services' goal is to modify negative behaviors and to assist with career exploration to help reduce risks factors such as repeat involvement within the court system, lower school dropout, and teen pregnancy and substance abuse rates. Youth will develop a sense of responsibility and pride in oneself, thereby, reducing criminal activities and gang affiliations and improving grades in school. These students will develop a sense of direction and self-worth to help them to achieve goals, graduate from high school and secure meaningful employment; thereby becoming productive in the communities.
In addition, the agency also provides the following services to the wider community: after school programs; summer camps; prenatal programs; food referrals; supper program; and neighborhood organization and development. The program will be measured by the daily youth sign-in; attendance sheets; point system and progression through quads; quiz participants; treatment plans; progress reports; case manager's written assessment reports; and periodic staffing between staff, probation officers and Felony Disposition Officer. NCA/NCF