Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $450,000)
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).
San Antonio Fighting Back, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization which was founded in 1990 seeks to establish Project TRANSFORM (Together we are Raising Achievement and Navigating Students to Future Opportunities with Resources and Mentorship) as a youth mentorship initiative. The mission of San Antonio Fighting Back, Inc is to provide partnerships, collaborations, and direct services to create safe, healthy and caring communities addressing the root causes and symptoms of drug related crime, substance abuse, victimization, and violence. San Antonio Fighting Back, Inc seeks to create Project TRANSFORM as a youth mentorship program. San Antonio Fighting Back, Inc will partner with San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) to create Project TRANSFORM which will target students from one high school with the most at-risk students and the three middle school campuses which feed that high school. The goals of the program are: to increase student achievement in school through the use of relationship building and research-based mentorship programs; to reduce violence; to increase making healthy choices; and to reduce substance abuse and other at-risk behaviors. The performance measures are: the number of participants who complete the program; the number of program participants that graduate from high school and the reduction of behavioral/disciplinary referrals. NCA/NCF