Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $300,000)
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.
Operation QT, Inc. will use this grant to fund 20 after school programs in schools located in economically deprived areas where the majority of students are minorities. The program will make a difference in the lives of approximately 3,000 children and youth. The program will impact school performance, attitudes of students (giving them hope), gang activity, pregnancies, underage drinking, drop-outs, drug abuse, truancy, and youth employment. The program is a prevention program and the target population covers K-12 by serving students in public elementary schools, middle schools and high schools. These programs are intended to improve the environment in schools: motivate and assist students in learning; reduce negative peer influences on students; motivate and assist students in learning; provide a safe haven for students during non-school hours. The main goals of the program are to keep 3,000 children and youth away from delinquent activities in unsupervised times; to improve academic achievement for participants; to reduce anti-social behavior; and to measure the number and percentage of participants satisfied or dissatisfied with the program. NCA/NCF