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.
Project GOAL, Inc. of Providence, Rhode Island will demonstrate the effectiveness of using soccer as a tool for keeping at-risk children and teenagers from joining gangs and off the streets during critical after-school hours. Project GOAL uses soccer as a hook for students to become more focused on academics, more responsible, show respect to peers and authority figures, and teaches them teamwork regardless of gender, cultural or racial background. Short term and intermediate goals will demonstrate involvement in after school activity, consistent attendance, behavior, and maintaining and improving grades in both Project GOAL and school. NCA/NCF