Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $100,000)
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).
The purpose of the 32nd District Big Brothers Big Sisters Anti-Gang Mentoring Program (32nd AGMP) is to provide mentoring services to the most at-risk youth attending local schools to ultimately reduce truancy and anti-social behavior, increase their academic achievement, and enhance their ability to succeed in school and life beyond. Under the OJJDP FY09 Earmarks Programs, the 32nd AGMP will provide early intervention and prevention services through the mentoring relationships to 38 youth the first year and 50 the second in grades 1st to 12th. The project will allow Catholic Big Brothers Big Sisters (CBBBS) to continue to support over 100 youth in need of a mentor and over 70 volunteers in various stages of one-to-one mentoring relationships within the 32nd AGMP on a yearly basis. Expected outcomes are improved academics by 25% GPA, better school dropout rates by 20% and confidence in skills achieved and relationships built. NCA/NCF