Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $500,000)
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 Cleveland Avenue YMCA of Montgomery, Alabama proposes to use this grant to conduct its "Educational, Development and Enrichment Program" for children ages 3 to 16 years (Head Start, Pre-K and K-12). The targeted participants of this program will primarily be youth at-risk or youth who come from families that are considered to be low-to-moderate income. This program will offer educational activities in English, writing, math, science, computer, arts, dance, music, and health/nutrition science (obesity prevention). This program will operate during the academic school year and also during the summer. For the academic school year, there will be morning sessions for the pre-school/head start participants and afternoon sessions, Monday through Friday, for all program participants. Summer sessions will consist of program activities that operate the entire day. The short term and immediate goal of this project is to provide educational and social enrichment opportunities for underserved low-to-moderate income and/or at-risked student population. The long-term goal is to provide them with a solid academic foundation that will allow for successful, positive transitions through all school grade levels. NCA/NCF