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Advancing & Inspiring Learning: Educational Outreach

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $245,946)

Through its nineteen-year-old Educational Outreach Program, the 92nd Street Y dedicates significant resources to ensure that quality arts programs are accessible to children, linked to other areas of academic instruction and helping youth build skills through the arts that are immediately transferable to other areas of their lives (e.g. team building, problem solving, concentration). The program curriculum and evaluation adheres to 34 New York State Learning Standards. The Y seeks to prevent risky behavior by empowering young people through a continuum of programming that reaches from the classroom, to the Y's meeting halls and studios, and back into the community. This program serves 4,850 public elementary schoolchildren in Upper Manhattan, the Bronx, and Queens. In 2008/2009 OJJDP funds will support 3,400 students at 15 public schools in Congressional District 15 (Harlem), with an average per capita income of $12,746 and Community Disadvantage Index of 10. Components include: the Musical Introduction Series which brings in-class instruction by Y teaching artists and concerts by acclaimed performers to 3,250 K-3 students each year, 1,800 reside in District 15; the Schools Partnership Program provides nearly 1,600 students in four District 15 public schools with up to 24 weeks of classroom instruction in music, dance and theatre annually. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 3, 2008