Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $400,000)
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 Chamber Education Foundation d/b/a RI Mentoring Partnership will address seven critical components that will build infrastructure and sustainability of mentoring programs statewide, impacting thousands of at-risk youth in our state. This will be accomplished by: (1) Improving program effectiveness and sustainability through the use of Best Practices in mentoring statewide, (2) Building Capacity and sustainability of new and existing mentoring programs by providing funding ranging from $2,000 to $20,000 and hands-on support to local programs to develop and/or enhance quality mentoring relationships with first priority given to the core cities of Central Falls, Pawtucket, and Providence where a systemic mentoring initiative does not exist; (3) Matching 800 at-risk Rhode Island youth with mentors who are properly screened, trained and supported; (4) Improving mentor/mentee relationships by providing initial and advanced training and support to 800 new mentors and advanced training and support to approximately 300 current mentors on relevant issues and problems their mentees face; and (5) Produce a statewide program evaluation using consistent data among all participating programs through access to and training in CiviCore, a comprehensive, web-based, data management/ evaluation system that tracks mentor recruitment efforts, mentor/mentee relationships and youth outcomes. NCA/NCF