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GoGirlGo! Boston

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $300,000)

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 Women's Sports Foundation's GoGirlGo! Boston initiative utilizes sports/physical activity programs to educate at-risk girls about the avoidance of harmful behaviors and the importance of maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle.

The project objectives are as follows: 1) Provide $150,000 in grants to under-funded community-based girls' sports programs in Boston to expand and improve physical activity programming for at-risk girls; 2) Distribute the Women's Sports Foundation's National Health Information GoGirlGo! educational materials to educate 5,400 at-risk girls ages 8 - 17 about the consequences of delinquent behavior, how to be confident, practical decision-making, and the importance of being physically active; and 3) Provide programmatic and technical assistance to community-based organizations and grantees that serve at-risk girls. GoGirlGo! Boston will collect and report data as that measures the results of the program's work as well as meets OJJDP's criteria. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 7, 2009