Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $150,000)
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 Martin Luther King Strivers Afterschool Program is to develop and sustain programs that will enhance the overall enrichment and achievement of youth ages 3 to 18 who reside within the borough of Brooklyn. The intent is to empower youth to reach their full potential by partnering with parents, educators, local organizations, and cultural institutions to offer educational enhancement and cultural and social development. The mission of the MLK Strivers Afterschool Program is to increase the in school success of youth living in the Fort Greene/Bedford Stuyvesant Area of Brooklyn, New York. This area has a high reporting of drug and gang activity. The program will reduce the possibility of these students drifting into delinquency by enhancing their educational and social success. A primary concern is to help improve language arts; math and science skills so that our students can perform well in the classroom and stay focused on academic achievement and success. Students receive individualized academic instruction, tutoring and cultural enrichment. The students participate in dance, drama, art, and music to tap into their multiple intelligences and to refocus their energy. Students take trips to cultural institutions and participate in cultural enrichment programs. Students participate in workshops about conflict resolution, drug abuse prevention, gang involvement prevention, leadership skills, college readiness and nutrition. Students also participate in nutrition workshops to help reduce the number of overweight children in the area. Students participate in an academic/cultural enrichment summer program. NCA/NCF