Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $75,000)
The OJJDP FY 10 Earmarks Program furthers 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 Conference Report to accompany the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (P.L. 111-117), H.R. Conf. Rep. No. 111-366 at 702-714.
Calhoun County will implement the Senior Citizen / Youth Book Project. The purpose is to offer at-risk youth an opportunity to be mentored by senior citizens. This program will also allow Family Connection the opportunity to assess each family of these youth and direct them to local and regional resources that will assist them in becoming a more stable family while encouraging these children to succeed in school. The objectives include: 1. Reduce the number of times these youth are referred for discipline; 2. Reduce the number of unexcused school absences for these youth; 3. Increase the overall grade averages for these youth; 4. Increase parental involvement (parents of youth in program) in these youths' academic and social life. NCF/NCA