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LionShare Youth Development Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $100,000)

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.

Since 1990, over 5,000 youth from Harlem and the Bronx have experienced the sport of soccer offered through FC Harlem. By simply playing the game, youth developed personal discipline, sportsmanship, the ability to work within teams, and physical fitness. In 2010, to complement the positive values imparted through team sports, FC Harlem will introduce its formalized LionShare Program to its almost 500 participants. The purpose of this program enhancement is to provide girls and boys ages 5-17, from Harlem and the Bronx, with the tools and support necessary to avoid negative influences, achieve academic excellence, develop leadership and strong character traits and live healthy lifestyles. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 5, 2010