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At-Risk Youth Program at the MLK Center in Steubenville Ohio

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $35,774)

The program established by the City of Steubenville Parks and Recreation Department and U.N.I.T.Y. focuses on providing safe and positive programs and activities to at-risk boys and girls' ages five to twelve years of age that live within the City of Steubenville. This program is solely focusing on introducing positive programs and activities that will provide an atmosphere free from danger and negative substance that surrounds their environment. This program will further allow at-risk youth in this age group to be able to learn new outdoor skills including planting, tree identification, fire-making, and collecting maple syrup. The program will allow each child the opportunity to have a computer for their use on school projects and homework even though they may not have that opportunity at home. The goal of this program is to create an environment for at-risk youth in the Steubenville Community that is supervised by positive mentors and is safe and free from negative influences. Another goal of this program is to provide opportunities and avenues necessary to stimulate learning in both the outdoors and in school activities. There will be several measures in place to track the participants' demographic information, location of residency within the community, and the number of program participants in each program. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 8, 2008