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 Human Development Commission (HDC) understands that after-school and summer hours are critical times for youth. For this reason, HDC operates HDC Generations, an After School and Summer program for 'at risk' children in kindergarten through the fifth grade in Tuscola County. The primary design of HDC Generations is to reduce risk factors associated with unsupervised time after school and during the summer months through: 1) providing supervision; 2) offering enriching experiences and positive social interaction; and 3) improving academic achievement. Program goals include: 1) Improving social skills while improving self-confidence; 2) Enhancing academic achievement; 3) Encourage development of new skills and interests; 4) Prevent negative influences that lead to high-risk behavior; 5) Increase community and family involvement; 6) Reduce grade reductions through tutoring and other interactive activities; and 7) Prevent crime, juvenile delinquency, and violent victimization.
Although the primary race in the service area is white (96.0%), other races/ethnicities are present (black-1.1%; American Indian/Alaska native-0.6%; Asian-0.3%; Hispanic/Latino-2.3%, other-0.7%). Of the total population (58,266 persons) 15,606 persons are 17 years of age or younger. Of the 866 families reported to live below the national poverty level, 640 have children under the age of 18. Of the population 25 years of age and older (37,898 persons) 2,217 have less than a ninth grade education. NCA/NCF