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.
The Fountain Avenue Community Development Corporation (FACDC) in partnership with the East New York High School of Transit Technology will sponsor an After School Program for youth ages 13 through 17 years old in grades nine through twelve. The Program will serve between 50 and 75 youth and will operate Mondays through Fridays from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM. All activities will take place in the high school. The program will be administered from the FACDC headquarters. Teens will receive homework help and tutorial assistance in math and reading. In addition, the teens will learn the various aspects of film making and will produce two public service announcements. A Steppers dance class will be offered that will participate in community and school competitions. Workshops will also be offered that will focus on anger management, positive male/female relationships and career/vocational development. High school students will receive community service experience by serving as assistant tutors and through acting as assistant presenters for the workshops. The goals of the After School Program are to prevent juvenile delinquency; improve social, emotional and academic competence; and reduce negative youth behaviors and reduce the threat of violence in the school and community. The program will provide parents with a safe after school environment for their teenagers. Services will be offered to both mainstream and special needs students. The success of the program will be assessed through improved report card grades and standardized tests scores and improvement in social skills as reported in questionnaires administered to teachers, parents and the students who participate in the program. NCA/NCF