Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $95,000)
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).
All Peoples' Tomorrows Leaders after school program promotes personal and social development of youth from grades 1-12 by providing academic assistance and tutoring, social development activities and workshops, sports and recreation opportunities, computer literacy in its computer learning center, enrichment activities, and leadership skills. Other components of the after-school program include summer day camp as well as educational and cultural excursions and activities, such as outings to museums, libraries, and parks. The program targets Latino and African American youth ages 7 -18 years old in South Los Angeles residing primarily in zip codes 90011 and 90015.
' 85 youth will receive services (minimum of three times per week) annually.
' 75% of the youth who complete six months of the program will demonstrate an increase in awareness of gangs and developing coping skills to stay away from gang involvement
' 75% of the youth who complete six months of the program will demonstrate increase awareness of drugs and its impact on the individual and community
' 80% of the participants who complete six months of the program will report having at least one positive caring relationship with an adult.
' 90% of the youth will participate in two community service projects.