Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $200,000)
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 purpose of Virginia Mentoring Partnership's (VMP) project, Mentoring Programs for At-Risk Youth, is to increase the number of trained and qualified mentors in school and site-based mentoring programs in areas that are underserved due to a lack of resources, socioeconomic status, and other indicators of disadvantaged populations. VMP will achieve its project goal by providing 500 qualified volunteer mentors with customized training and assisting with matching them with 500 at-risk youth (the population that this grant will serve) in school and site-based mentoring programs. VMP will also provide at least 15 mentoring program operators with customized technical assistance. VMP will continue to tailor its training and technical program services to each program they work with, and provide one to two Regional Training Institutes to highlight best practice knowledge for their program operators in order to meet the goals and objectives of this proposal. These goals will be measured by gathering data from mentors and programs/schools to show improvement in attendance,social behaviors, reading, language arts, and math. NCA/NCF