Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $626,044)
The overall purpose of the New Mexico PAL Project is to reduce negative behaviors while promoting healthy behaviors among New Mexico's youth. This program will provide recreational, educational and cultural activities that unite youth with law enforcement officers, educators and other positive role models. The aim of the initiative is to build self-esteem and resiliency in youth and to provide positive alternatives to alcohol, drugs, delinquency violence, gang activity, and other negative behaviors. NMPAL programs and activities will be offered to participants 3 ' 5 times per week. The following activities are included at local sites: Health and Anti-Drug Programs, Golf Days, Bike and Scooter Day Safety Programs, youth baseball and flag football tournaments, junior wrestling, football, basketball, softball, boxing, computer and mentoring programs. NCA/NCF
- Massachusetts Justice and Equity for Child Trauma (MAJECT)
- The Puerto Rico Intervention, Diversion, and Education (PRIDE) program by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico supports children exposed to violence in two high crime, high poverty communities.
- Centering our Margins: Expanding Evidence-Based Support for youth with problematic or illegal sexual behavior and engaging families as partners in our response.