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AALEAD Maryland Youth Empowerment Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $254,889)

Asian American LEAD has provided a safe haven and a nurturing environment to keep students off the streets during non-school hours, support them in their educational achievement, and help them develop to their full potential free of charge. The After-School Academic Enrichment (ASAE) Program with the Tutoring Component provides daily academic enrichment and homework assistance to middle school students during the school year and in the summer, using one-on-one instruction to help participants achieve grade level competency in reading and math. The Mentoring Program develops high quality mentoring relationships that address key risk factors and increase the likelihood that each child becomes a self-reliant adult. The Family Strengthening Program, also supports the educational development of children by ensuring that their family life is stable and safe. The program aims to serve 60 students in the ASAE/Tutoring Program, 30 students in the Mentoring Program and 20 families in the Family Strengthening Program. Progress will be measured by the scores attained on standardized tests, report cards, and attendance rate. The rate of progress will serve as an indicator of potential reductions in juvenile delinquency. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 14, 2008