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Youth In Crisis - Keeping Kids in Schools and Gang Prevention

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $277,248)

The purpose of The STOP Organization's Youth In Crisis program is to address the issues of student dropout, truancy, suspension and delinquency. Working alongside the Office of Human Affairs in Newport News, the program will serve 100 youth (with OHA serving 80 youth) and their lack of attachment to education and positive involvement in their community. The YIC program is designed to address educational and social deficiencies, enabling youth to re-enter school and obtain a comprehensive education. The program will work to shift the paradigm of negative activity within the community and the home, breaking the cycles of social distress and disadvantage within Norfolk, Hampton, and Newport News so youth may improve their chances of future success. Through academic tutoring, job-readiness and life skills training, and a more positive environment for youth to spend time in, this will help create a more positive attitude toward education and toward the community for 80% of the youth who participate in the program. Performance will be demonstrated through school grades, the number of students attending classes, the number of students staying in school, and behavioral changes. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 14, 2008