Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $700,000)
The OJJDP FY 09 Earmarks Programs further the Department's mission by providing grants, cooperative agreements, and other assistance authorized by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended, to organizations identified in the Explanatory Statement Regarding H.R. 1105 (Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009), 155 Cong. Rec. H1653 (daily ed. Feb. 23, 2009) (statement by Rep. Obey, Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations of the House).
An Achievable Dream, Inc. (AAD) is a public/private partnership operating within the Newport News, Virginia Public School System whose focus is to provide at-risk students with the skills and tools they will need to complete school and become successful adults, citizens and workers. AAD will continue to address the special needs of the students by implementing an after-school project for selected students. This project will provide students with academic support including tutoring services and recreational activities in a safe and secure environment. Funds from this grant will support the extended day and extended year program at AAD. It is intended that the additional time will assist students in meeting or exceeding state and local standards in the core academic areas and provide safety for students through the extended supervised time. The target population will be K-12 graders with three segments: An Achievable Dream Preparatory School K-2; An Achievable Dream Academy serves grades three through five; and An Achievable Dream Middle and High School focuses on preparation for college and careers with an emphasis on technology. The School of Education, The College of William and Mary will continual conducting the evaluation plan for Achievable Dream. The components are academic achievement, attendance, behavior, culture and climate, and parent satisfaction. NCA/NCF