Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $80,000)
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).
This program will address issues of homework completion and job/college preparatory assistance in order to put youth on a positive track both at school and for their future. Also, by providing a local space for teens, this program hopes to combat larger community issues caused by youth who have no place to go after school. This free drop-in program will be offered Monday through Friday in the evenings at a local school site and at the program's own facility for teens ages 11-18. Services are provided all year around. Teens will be able to attend the Club from the time school is out until 9:00 p.m. and until 10:00 p.m. on Fridays. The Club will offer sports, tutoring, mentoring, technology access, games and tournaments, arts, College Bound training, special workshops, Keystone Club, and other special events, such as Friday night field trips. The program will provide after school assistance and resources within a safe environment. The program would like to have at least 100 teens using this service at least three times a week by the end of the first year. The Teen Director will be responsible for seeing that programming is carried out in accordance with the project goals and will track teen participation in all programs offered. The program will measure college matriculation, academic progress, and an increase in high school graduations. NCA/NCF