Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $150,000)
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.
The goals, objectives, and outcomes of the Boys and Girls Club of Rutherford County Project LEARN provide the framework necessary to implement a comprehensive array of programs addressing the critical need of academic-based activities linked to the school's daily objectives. The strategies of Project LEARN establish student enrichment programs that support the health and well-being of enrolled students, academic advancement, and computer literacy skills. The Project LEARN program also offers the participants' family members opportunities for child/family development. Project LEARN will be implemented and measured in two after-school programs in Rutherford County via the services of Boys & Girls Clubs of Rutherford County. Measurements will focus on initial and intermediate outcomes as established in the program's logic model. Youth will participate in the after school program at both sites, Monday through Friday, from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm for the core Project LEARN program. Sites will offer additional program hours beyond the core programming time for field trips and special events. Project LEARN engages young people in learning, encourages them to succeed in school, and helps them become lifelong learners. Project LEARN will target 200 youth from the Boys & Girls Club who are considered to be at-risk. Project LEARN's Educational Enhancement Program includes homework help and tutoring; high-yield learning and leisure activities; parent and adult involvement; collaboration with schools, and recognition and incentives to participants for academic achievements. Project LEARN's academic enrichment program reinforces and enhances the skills and knowledge young people learn at school during the hours they spend after school. NCA/NCF
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