Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $200,000)
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.
Sid Jacobson JCC in partnership with Concerned Citizens for Roslyn Youth, Inc. provides an after school program for minority at risk children who reside in low income housing developments.
Through program participation, children will improve academically, behaviorally and socially resulting in increased achievement in performance in these areas, decreasing instances of failure in school and anti-social behaviors that is currently pervasive among the target population.
The program will provide: daily academic support with the use of certified teachers; social skills groups led by social workers; and a myriad of enrichment classes taught by specialists. Performance measures will be tracked through collection of report card data, surveys of parents/guardians and teachers, and focus groups with parents. The measurements will show increased success in key academic areas, increases in personal development skills, and decreases in anti-social behaviors. NCA/NCF