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.
Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection's (HW-SC's) Dropout Prevention Program is designed to prevent delinquent behavior and victimization - increasing high school graduation rates by developing participants' job readiness/employment skills and placing eligible participants in jobs. Twenty-two (22) at-risk students (ages 14-18) will be provided with school and workplace mentoring services including Individual Graduation Plans, weekly Youth Advocate meetings, enrichment activities, job readiness training and where appropriate, after-school jobs. HW-SC is built around a pair of mentoring relationships: one with a full-time Youth Advocate; the other, a volunteer Workplace Mentor. HW-SC will integrate education, job-readiness, employment skills development, and job placement; along with tutoring, life skills development, peer support and post-secondary planning. HW-SC will collaborate with Prince George's County Public Schools (Maryland) in participant recruitment and provide on-site services in schools. An online Efforts Towards Outcomes system will track participants' Individual Graduation Plan goals (academic achievement, employment readiness, and placement). Project rollout will be monitored via measures stipulated by OJJDP's FY10 Earmark Programs. NCA/NCF