Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $250,000)
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 Women's Sports Foundation's (WSF) GoGirlGo! New York City initiative utilizes sports and physical activity programs to educate at-risk girls about the avoidance of harmful behaviors and the importance of maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle. Research demonstrates that girls who participate in physical activity are less likely to participate in delinquent behaviors, use drugs/alcohol, experience an unwanted pregnancy, and are more likely to have higher levels of self-esteem, achieve better grades, and matriculate in college.
This program aims to positively engage at-risk girls, ages 8-17, through involvement in physical activity and sports programs; educate girls about the avoidance of potentially harmful behaviors and the importance of maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle; and increase girls' opportunities to get active by building the capacity of community-based organizations. The program objectives are to provide grants to under-funded community-based girls' sports programs for at-risk girls; distribute the WSF award-winning GoGirlGo! Educational materials; and provide programmatic and technical assistance to community-based organizations and grantees that serve at-risk girls. NCA/NCF