Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $250,000)
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 goal of the Technology, Education and Empowerment, Advocacy and Mentoring (T.E.A.M.) project is to implement juvenile delinquency prevention programs that lead to an increase in positive behaviors and a decrease in negative behaviors among at-risk youth under 18 in Barbour County, West Virginia. World Vision will coordinate project efforts with Barbour County Schools and youth-serving organizations to implement a multi-faceted program. These activities will counter hopelessness, lack of future planning, school dropout, lack of job skills, and destructive activities. Positive impacts will be increased, self-worth, hope and future thinking, high school completion, job preparedness and roles as leaders in their communities. This program trains community-based site coordinators to carry out effective out-of-school-time programs that not only offer academic assistance but also the personal nurture that reinforces learning and encourages a positive attitude towards and connection with school. World Vision's KidREACH project has provided educational assistance to 8,000 children, including 1,500 in West Virginia. Measuring tools include pre- and post-surveys and training evaluations.