Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $500,000)
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.
This project seeks to improve the lives of 75 fatherless at-risk males, ages 10-18, by providing a year-round, comprehensive mentoring program for targeted youth in Birmingham, AL using a gender-specific three-prong mentoring approach consisting of summer leadership camps, multi-faceted educational centers/academic support, and a network of year-round mentoring support services/activities. The goal is to provide positive male role models and mentoring services in a safe environment focusing on positive character-building and offering gender specific strategies for accomplishment. Success is tracked through report cards/progress reports, pre/post surveys, staff observations, monthly reports, semi-annual reports, and mother/guardian surveys. Intended outcomes are as follows: reduction in the number of fatherless at-risk young males entering the Alabama juvenile justice system and the development and transition of fatherless at-risk young males into productive responsible adults. NCA/NCF