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Wampanoag Tribal Youth Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $268,305)

The Wampanoag Youth program seeks to provide a framework to help its teenage members develop healthy and productive citizens of the Tribe and neighboring communities. The program will offer comprehensive services to all Mashpee youth which includes those who drop out of school, encounter legal problems, health challenges or other kinds of distress. However, the program would also seek out young tribal members who appear to be performing well but would still benefit from reassurance and reinforcement. Once entered into the Wampanoag Youth program, students will be expected to stay in school and stay out of the juvenile court system. The young people will be urged to deal with personal feelings ' anger, guilt, shame, fear ' and to understand the importance of sharing with others. They will also be provided with a clinical case manager, leadership activities and support services as well as serve as the overall administrators of the program. Adult mentors in the Youth Program will work diligently to monitor and assess the progress of each young person. Data will be gathered, formulated and analyzed on participants academic achievement, attendance, behavior and court involvement. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 23, 2008