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Red Lake Boys and Girls Club Gang Prevention Youth Mentoring Project

Award Information

Award #
2009-JU-FX-0025
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2009
Total funding (to date)
$496,658

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $496,658)

OJJDP seeks applicants to establish mentoring programs that offer a mixture of core services and engage youth with activities that enable them to practice healthy behaviors within a positive pro-social peer group. The target population should be youth at risk of gang activity, delinquency, and youth violence. This program should develop and strengthen protective factors against gang involvement and other problem behaviors. It can be based in a school or community setting. Successful applicants will include organizations, local school districts, and communities dealing with demonstrated gang problems who are a part of a communitywide strategy to combat gang activity. This initiative is authorized under the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2009, Pub. L. 111-8.

The Tribal Youth Mentoring Program of the Boys and Girls Club will implement an early intervention through the building of strong, mentoring relationships whereby at-risk youth can develop resiliency skills and strong connections with caring adults. The effort will utilize best practices techniques to provide at-risk youth with one-to-one mentoring services with qualified adults. Mentors will provide friendship, assistance with school work, peer social skill building activities, and support for family members. In addition, group mentoring activities will focus on gang education, and pro-social skill development. Finally, project staff will provide intense mentor supervision to help with the development of strong and lasting mentee relationships. Evaluation of the project activities will utilize process and outcome techniques that ensure its success towards OJJDP Performance Measures and project objectives.

To reverse this trend, the Tribal Youth Mentoring Program of the Boys and Girls Club will provide early intervention through the building of strong, mentoring relationships whereby at-risk youth can develop resiliency skills and strong connections with caring adults. The goal is to prevent gang involvement and related delinquent behaviors thereby improving their ability to attain health development. In collaboration with the Red Lake Law Enforcement and Red Lake Comprehensive Health, utilizing best practices techniques, at-risk youth will be provided with one-to-one mentoring services with qualified adults. Mentors will provide friendship, assistance with school work, peer social skill building activities, and support for family members. In addition, group mentoring activities will focus on gang education, and pro-social skill development. Finally, project staff will provide intense mentor supervision to help with the development of strong and lasting mentee relationships. Evaluation of the project activities will utilize process and outcome techniques that ensure its success towards OJJDP Performance Measures and project objectives. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 15, 2009