Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $250,000)
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).
Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) is implementing the FaB Factor program for 3,500 girls who live in public housing communities in the Greater Boston area. The goal is to engage public housing girls in FaB Factor program activities that will equip them with the life skills and developmental assets that will enable them to construct the foundation for healthy, productive futures. Girls who live in public housing typically lack the access to resources and programs that enrich their lives and ensure their healthy development. FaB Factor will lead girls through a year-long journey in which they explore four themes: (1) Finance and Banking; (2) Fit and Beautiful; (3) Faroahs and Beacons; and (4) Fixtures, Fractions and Bits, Beakers. GSUSA designed each theme to promote academics, life skills, self-esteem, and leadership development. Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts (GSEM) will encourage girls to remain in the program beyond the grant period, to track their outcomes through high school graduation. The FaB Factor is consistent with the GSUSA philosophy that every girl can be empowered to be a leader and take charge of her life, no matter what her personal circumstances. NCA/NCF