Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $75,000)
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 Building Towards Wellness (BTW) Positive Steps After School Program (PSASP) project's primary goal is to address the needs of targeted at-risk students and their families through an after school program focused on improving students' academic performance in reading, math, improving their social development with the inclusion of the arts, and deterring them from juvenile crime. The PSASP will serve students from two low performing schools, Davis Elementary and Marshall Middle School. The after school program will follow the Muscogee County School District (MCSD)/Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) for grades 3-8 and allow these standards to drive the tutoring curriculum. The performance measures will help determine progress toward the goal. The program will respond to community, new learning opportunities, and changes to improve the program and meet the diverse needs of the target population based on evaluative data. NCA/NCF