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).
The Martin Luther King Multi Purpose Center plans to develop a formal after school program that will provide homework help and enrichment activities, offer one to one tutoring and reading instruction, provide age appropriate supplemental educational opportunities, offer job training and employment to youth and provide programming and services to youth through partnerships with allied agencies. The full year after school program will serve 70 youth ages 5-18 that are at risk of poor academic performance, engaging in anti social behaviors or becoming victims of violence during out of school hours. The Martin Luther King Multi Purpose Center anticipates that through increased academic assistance and prolonged exposure to positive structured activities, the program will develop children who are improved readers, perform better in school and are responsible decision makers involved in their community. The programs will be required to report on performance and outcomes through quarterly reports, and statistical information gathered from various report methods such as child/parent/teacher surveys. NCA/NCF