Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $250,000)
Through the Edward Byrne Memorial Congressionally Recommended Awards program, the Office of Justice Programs helps communities improve the capacity of local justice systems and supports training and technical assistance programs and other efforts that strategically target local needs. This program is authorized to organizations identified in the Text and Joint Explanatory Statement, Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009.
The Women's Sports Foundation's GoGirlGo! Seattle initiative utilizes sports/physical activity programs to educate at-risk girls about the avoidance of harmful behaviors and the importance of maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle.
The project objectives are as follows: 1) Provide $100,000 in grants to under-funded community-based girls' sports programs in Seattle to expand and improve physical activity programming for at-risk girls; 2) Distribute the Women's Sports Foundation's National Health Information GoGirlGo! educational materials to educate 2,500 at-risk girls ages 8 - 17 about the consequences of delinquent behavior, how to be confident, practical decision-making, and the importance of being physically active; and 3) Provide programmatic and technical assistance to community-based organizations and grantees that serve at-risk girls. GoGirlGo! Seattle will collect and report data as that measures the results of the program's work as well as meets OJJDP's criteria. NCA/NCF