Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $500,000)
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 Alabama 4H Club Foundation proposes to provide environmental and outdoor recreational education to approximately 3,700 students in the state. These students will range from ages 9 to18 years and will volunteer for enrollment in the program. The goals of the program include (1) providing young people with opportunities to develop a sense of belonging, independence, generosity, and mastery through participation in environmental education programs and (2) reducing risk behaviors by developing a sense of personal responsibility and stewardship through environmental and outdoor recreational education. Programs include the Coosa River Science School (CRSS) and 4-H Summer Camp. The Coosa River Science School will be tailored to meet the needs of each participant group or school and will range in length from one to three days. The CRSS curriculum includes classes in entomology, fish ecology, ornithology, rivers and reservoirs, forest ecology, herpetology and macro invertebrates. Alabama 4-H will also offer Summer Camp, including traditional programs such as hiking, swimming, canoeing, arts and crafts, fishing, archery and talent shows.