Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $200,000)
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).
Lyle For Kids seeks to provide afterschool programming in 4 elementary schools and one high school and an additional 6 week summer program. The program will provide tutoring, mentoring relationships, character education, drug and gang education and career/vocational guidance for 200-250 at risk youth in these communities. The project's goal is to improve educational outcomes, by providing support, nurturing, tutoring, mentoring relationships and cultural enrichment to students as early as the 5th and 6th grades thereby encouraging them to commit to doing whatever is necessary to complete high school, drug free, without gang membership.