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).
Immersion uses thematic learning and interactive technologies to inspire and engage youth in grades 4'8. A key program objective is to use technology to link youth with career role models. Immersion has been proven successful with at-risk youth. Immersion Learning is designed to address four aspects of juvenile crime prevention: (1) engage more at-risk youth in organized after-school programs; (2) provide inspiring and practical roadmaps for youth in high poverty and high crime areas to see and experience career pathways and alternatives to alcohol, drugs and crime; (3) enhance youth interest in and enthusiasm for academic pursuits and motivation to learn; and (4) engage youth with adult role models. NCA/NCF