Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $175,000)
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 project is to prevent gang activity, drug usage, and alcohol abuse in 'at risk' youth ages 6-18 in the Richmond Hill, Ozone Park, South Ozone Park, Jamaica and Woodhaven communities. The South Queens Boys and Girls Club will implement various activities such as: homework assistance; tutoring; computer lab; and job readiness training. They will also run various age appropriate programs focusing on building self-esteem, decision making and social skills. The short term goal of the project is to keep youth safe, shielding them from the dangers they face in the streets. The intermediate goal is to provide youth with the motivation and the skills to achieve academically and to have a strong sense of self. An internal monitoring system is in place to evaluate programs and programs are regularly reviewed by management. Programs are judged on attendance records, pre and post testing results, student achievement, and feedback from youth and parents. NCA/NCF