Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $75,000)
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 Cusseta-Chattahoochee Family Connection (CCFC) will implement the Chattahoochee Youth Connection Program (CYCP) for at-risk-youth and their families in rural Chattahoochee County. In collaboration with the Chattahoochee County School District, the Cusseta-Chattahoochee Family Connection aims to improve overall academic achievement for all students, while providing various forms of recreational and enrichment activities to overcome obstacles confronting Chattahoochee County. This program is comprised of various components for implementation with the youth of Chattahoochee County. After the selection process has been completed for parent and youth participants, program activities will be implemented in phases throughout the academic year that target academics, educational transitions, social/life skills and parent education.
The objectives of this project include the following: (1) To increase the academic achievement of student participants; (2) To ensure the successful transition of all students from elementary to middle school, middle school to high school and high school to post secondary education or work; (3) To reduce instances of delinquent activities among youth; and (4) To increase the life and social skills of parents in Chattahoochee County.