Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $150,000)
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 Boys and Girls Club of the Grand River proposes to provide structured programs and services to at risk youth ages 5-18 in the McLaughlin/Bear Solider District of Standing Rock Reservation, South Dakota that address the physical, social, cultural, emotional and academic needs. We will do this in a safe environment that nurtures, encourages and enhances their overall development.
The primary population served will be Tribal children and youth ages 5-18. The social and economic conditions place over 70 % of Standing Rock in poverty and it has been the condition unchanged since the reservation was formed. There are high incidents of alcohol, drug usage, crime and unemployment. These conditions have impacted upon the social and human capital that would naturally be inherent in any community.
To address the conditions requires support to reverse the trends and provide an opportunity to put the children and youth on a path of life-long learning, that is affirming, and that will lead to success, and a standard of 'excellence in all things', not perfection. The programs of the Boys and Girls Club of the Grand River use approved evidence based programs and implement a youth development strategy in a safe environment by caring adults. NCA/NCF