Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $214,643)
For 100 years, Mother Cabrini High School (MCHS) in New York City has provided at-risk minority young women with the skills they need to succeed educationally and personally. Each year 100% of MCHS graduating seniors are accepted by colleges and universities, many receiving full scholarships. In testimony to its outstanding student achievements Mother Cabrini High School received the U.S. Department of Education 'Blue Ribbon School of Excellence' award in 1986 and 1997. A central element of the success of MCHS in nurturing such achievement is its intense program of academic tutoring and co-curricular mentoring and service. These diverse programs augment academic achievement and contribute to the community involvement and civic maturity of these young women.
This proposal to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention sets out a plan for enhancing curricular and co-curricular programs. Building on the initial success of enrichment programs funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Program (OJJDP) in 2003, the proposed initiative called P.O.W.E.R. (Pupils on the Way to Excellent Results) program will: 1) Enhance the Summer Enrichment program; 2) Enhance student Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) preparedness; 3) Enhance and expand the internship program; and 4) Expand the non-athlete physical fitness and nutrition program. NCA/NCF