Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $200,000)
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 purpose of the Pioneer Scholars project is to provide an out-of-school program model that maximizes the academic potential of low-income students throughout elementary and middle school so that they are well-positioned to be successful in a college-preparatory course of study as high school students and attend college thereafter. The student population is comprised of elementary and middle school students with high academic potential, students who demonstrate "program readiness" and will take advantage of the opportunities the program offers, who have family support that will ensure the same, and who have financial barriers that prohibit them from obtaining high-quality support elsewhere - an underserved population in Durham. To achieve the goals and objectives of the Pioneer Scholars project, students will receive daily individualized, intense academic tutoring from certified teachers and trained volunteers in a safe, structured out-of-school program. The Emily K. Center will measure progress towards these goals by individually assessing students with the Woodcock Johnson Test of Academic Achievement, maintaining program records, and surveying program stakeholders, including students, parents, tutors, and volunteers. NCA/NCF